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Putin’s Ukraine Crisis: Implications Across Eurasia

Putin’s Ukraine Crisis: Implications Across Eurasia

As Russia’s military buildup on its border with Ukraine continues and recuring attempts at diplomacy fail, tensions between Russia and NATO have reached their highest point since the collapse of the Soviet Union. Though President Putin’s efforts to establish Russia’s “privileged sphere of influence” in the former Soviet space have currently focused on Russia’s western flank, the impacts of his actions will reverberate across Eurasia.

We invite you to join the Caspian Policy Center for a panel discussion on the implications of the Russian military threat on the Ukrainian border for the security of the South Caucasus and Central Asia and their relationship with Russia.

10:00 – 10:05    Welcome Remarks
•  Moderator: Dr. Roger Kangas, Dean, Near East South Asia Center for Strategic Studies

10:05 – 10:25   Opening Statements
•  Ambassador (ret.) Giorgi Badridze, Senior Fellow, Georgian Foundation for Strategic International Studies
•  Dr. Hanna Shelest, Director of Security Programmes, Foreign Policy Council “Ukrainian Prism”
•  Temur Umarov, Fellow, Carnegie Moscow Center

10:25 – 11:00     Q&A Discussion