International Security & Foreign Policy

Central Asia-Caucasus in a Turbulent World?

Grant Year: 2018


S.Frederick Starr and Svante Cornell will undertake and commission researchrelated to Central Asia and the Caucasus. The work will include: a reexamination of the efficacy of U.S. policy toward the region; an exploration of how toencourage regional collaboration; an analysis of Russia’s resurgent ambitions; anassessment of the nature and implications of the “Soviet hangover” that shapesthe region’s culture and politics; and the development of an initiative to help theAfghan government design a transport network to support regional trade andtransit. The project’s findings will appear in a variety of publications, publicevents, and briefings for the policy community.

American Foreign Policy Council International Security & Foreign Policy

$450,000