U.S. Foreign Policy Challenges in Central Asia: A Practitioner’s View

Central Asia and Caucasus Seminar
Event Format
In person
CGIS South, S354, 1730 Cambridge St

Former U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Central Asia and former Ambassador to Belarus, Uzbekistan, and Kazakhstan George Krol will discuss the challenges the U.S. has faced and currently faces in its relations with the five states of Central Asia, including as part of broader U.S. policy toward Russia and China. He will focus on how the ongoing war in Ukraine, U.S. competition with China, the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan, and changes in Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, and elsewhere in the Central Asian region are affecting the U.S. role, capabilities, influence, diplomacy, and presence in the region.

Please note this event will be in-person and live-streamed on YouTube. 

Remote video URL


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