Geopolitical and security Risk assessment of Central Asia

Geopolitical and security Risk assessment of Central Asia

 

Expected dates of the program

1.      May 24, 2019

2.      August 16, 2019

3.      November 22, 2019

Program overview

This program focuses on the traditional and non-traditional security issues in Central Asia. The program is open for all interested in the geopolitical and security environment in Central Asia. The program first addresses the broader geopolitical trends in the region in light of the great power interests such as the U.S., European Union, Russia, China 
and India? Second, it looks at the two main sources of risks, the Afghan conflict and the Caspian Sea oil & gas resources. Third, it addresses the question if Central Asia is an object or a subject in the regional security issues and international relations? Looking from Central Asian countries’ perspective, what are their major foreign policy challenges, priorities and considerations?  Finally, what is the implication of growing non-traditional security issues such as drugs, trafficking, migration, extremism, and terrorism?

The program can be further customized with special topics under the broader theme with a duration range from one to three days.

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Aziz Burkhanov, Assistant Professor

Aziz Burkhanov has joined the Graduate School of Public Policy as an Assistant Professor in 2014. Dr. Burkhanov received his doctoral degree from Indiana University in October 2013. His research interests include nationalism and identity theories, national identity politics, policies and practices with a special focus on identity issues and their perceptions in the public narratives in former Soviet area. Prior to joining the GSPP, Dr. Burkhanov taught graduate and undergraduate level classes including ‘Central Asian Politics’ and ‘Religions and Revolutions’ at Indiana University. Dr. Burkhanov has also worked in practical field of policy analysis and consulting as a Research Fellow at the IWEP, a think-tank advising the Kazakhstan’s Government on policies, and as a Senior Associate at IHS Cambridge Energy Research Associates (CERA).

Iftikhar Lodhi, Assistant Professor

Iftikhar Lodhi has received his PhD in Public Policy, from LKYSPP, NUS, Singapore Dr. Iftikhar joined GSPP in 2016 as an Assistant Professor. His previous position was Assistant Professor (Tenure- track) at National Research University, Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russia. He is interested in public policy (theory, analysis, and evaluation), quantitative and qualitative Research Methods (Stata), international and comparative public policy, international relations and institutions, energy security and climate change, political and regulatory risk analysis.

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