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The Prospects for Stability in Afghanistan and Greater Central Asia
April 20, 2016 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Dr. Ivan Safranchuk will outline Russian interests in the Central Asian states and Afghanistan and how U.S., Chinese, and Russian interests intersect, overlap, and conflict. His presentation will also address this in the context of the Chinese OBOR (One Belt, One Road) policy, Russia’s Eurasian Economic Union initiative and the U.S. New Silk Road Initiative.
Dr. Safranchuk is an associate professor in the Department of Global Political Processes of the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO). He has conducted extensive travel and research in Central Asia, Afghanistan and Pakistan in a consulting capacity for the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He is also currently affiliated with the Diplomatic Academy of Kyrgyzstan.