Meeting with scholars from the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), Washington, D.C.
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Meeting with scholars from the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), Washington, D.C.

July 8, 2014

July 8, 2014

The Central Asian Studies Institute had the meeting with Dr. Andrew C. Kuchins and Dr. Jeffrey Mankoff on July 8, 2014 

Dr. Kuchins and Dr. Mankoff are currently working on project "Eurasia from Inside Out: promoting Regional Prosperity through Greater Connectivity and Cooperation".This new study undertaken by the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) Russia and Eurasia Program takes the regional economic policies and security strategies of the eight states of the South Caucasus and Central Asia as its object of analysis, seeking to clarify for U.S. policy makers how these states seek to engage with the outside world and how they understand the challenges and opportunities they each face. Focusing on these states will provide a more nuanced perspective of how they perceive their regional economic and security environments, along with the objectives they seek from their relations with the U.S., Russia, China, and other regional partners and multilateral institutions.

Bio: Andrew C. Kuchins is a senior fellow and director of the CSIS Russia and Eurasia Program. He is an internationally known expert on Russian foreign and domestic policies who publishes widely and is frequently called on by business, government, media, and academic leaders for comment and consulting on Russian and Eurasian affairs. His more recent scholarship has been devoted to issues including U.S.-Russia relations and the “reset,” Russia’s Asia strategy, and the role of energy in the Russian Far East. 

Jeffrey Mankoff is deputy director and fellow with the CSIS Russia and Eurasia Program. He is the author of Russian Foreign Policy: The Return of Great Power Politics (Rowman & Littlefield, 2009) and a frequent commentator on international security, Russian foreign policy, regional security in the Caucasus and Central Asia, ethnic conflict, and energy security. Before coming to CSIS, he served as an adviser on U.S.-Russia relations at the U.S. Department of State as a Council on Foreign Relations International Affairs Fellow. From 2008 to 2010, he was associate director of International Security Studies at Yale University and an adjunct fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations.

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