Thursday, September 2, 2021, 9:30 –10:45am EDT
The withdrawal of U.S. forces and the speedy collapse of the Afghan government have introduced a drastically new reality on the ground. Central Asian states are facing new challenges and risks, including the rapidly unfolding humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan and the deeply worrying role Central Asian militants play in the Taliban's offensive campaign. This roundtable will discuss the ongoing dramatic developments and the implications of the new situation for Central Asian security.
Senior Multimedia Editor, Radio Free Europe/ Radio Liberty
Director of Tajik Service, Radio Free Europe/ Radio Liberty
Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy Research Institute
Senior Fellow, Program on Central Asia, Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies
Media Relations Manager, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty; Host, Majlis and AfPak File podcasts
Director of the Center for Governance and Markets / Associate Professor at the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, University of Pittsburgh