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From Ukraine to Central Asia: Cascading Risk

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Whether it is the risk of violent extremism, the ongoing politics of energy and infrastructure or Russia’s Eurasian Economic Union, Central Asia sits at the crossroads of the major geopolitical trends of our time. While it is tempting to view this space as a single “region,” each country in Central Asia faces these challenges in its own way, seeking various balances, alliances and strategies and addressing significant internal weaknesses. On December 16, the U.S. Institute of Peace will assemble a panel of experts to explore these issues and discuss what they mean for U.S. national security interests. Speakers include: Kathleen Kuehnast Director, Center for Gender & Peacebuilding, U.S. Institute of Peace Dr. Erica Marat Assistant Professor, College of International Security Affairs, National Defense University William B. Taylor Acting President, U.S. Institute of Peace Former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Jacob Zenn Analyst of African and Eurasian Affairs, The Jamestown Foundation