The Taliban Takeover and Central Asian Security: New Reality on the Ground

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The Taliban Takeover and Central Asian Security: New Reality on the Ground

Co-sponsored by The Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies, The Oxus Society for Central Asian Studies and Radio Free Europe/ Radio Liberty.

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.

Speakers:

Salimjon Aioubov, Director of Tajik Service, Radio Free Europe/ Radio Liberty

Stephen Blank, Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy Research Institute

Omid Marzban, Senior Multimedia Editor, Radio Free Europe/ Radio Liberty

Jen Murtazashvili, Associate Professor, Director of the Center for Governance and Markets, University of Pittburgh

Moderators:

Nargis Kassenova, Senior Fellow, Program on Central Asia, Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies

Muhammad Tahir, Media Relations Manager, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty; Host, Majlis and AfPak File podcasts

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Date:
September 2
Time:
9:30 am - 10:45 am
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