International Security & Foreign Policy

Central Asia–Caucasus in a Turbulent World?

Grant Year: 2017


S. Frederick Starr and Svante Cornell will direct the research and publications program of the Central Asia–Caucasus Institute. The institute’s work will include: a reexamination of the efficacy of U.S. policy toward countries in the region; an exploration of how to encourage collaboration among the countries in the region; an analysis of Russia’s resurgent ambitions; an assessment of the nature and implications of the “Soviet hangover” that shapes the region’s culture and politics; and the development of an initiative to help the Afghan government design a transport network to support regional trade and transit. The project’s findings will appear in a variety of publications, public events, and briefings for the policy community.

American Foreign Policy Council International Security & Foreign Policy

$450,000