International Security & Foreign Policy

Rethinking the Place of Central Asia and the Caucasus in Their Region, in Eurasia, and in U.S. Strategy

Grant Year: 2022


S. Frederick Starr and Svante Cornell will lead an effort to develop policies to address the security challenges facing the Central Asia-Caucasus region in an era of renewed great power pressures, particularly from Russia and China, and the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan. They will analyze forces driving unrest and instability in the region; explore the efforts of external powers such as China, Russia, and Turkey to pursue geopolitical advantage in these states; examine the ways that events in the region affect shifting global balances and potential political/military scenarios; and assess how regional issues relate to wider U.S. policy priorities. The project’s findings will be presented in a series of monographs and research papers.

American Foreign Policy Council International Security & Foreign Policy

$400,000