Events at SAIS

25 Years of Democracy Promotion in Central Asia and Caucasus--How Have We Done?

The Freedom Support Act of 1992 (Freedom for Russia and Emerging Eurasian Democracies and Open Markets Support Act) made the "promotion of democracy" a main strategic priority of the US in the former republics of the USSR.  What specific achievements can the US claim in this sphere in the Caucasus and Central Asia, and what have been its failures?  To what extent does the experience of the last quarter century call for revisions in America's tactics in this area?  And to what extent, if any, does experience call into question the strategy itself? Rather than duel over the number of successes and failures, our speakers will focus on steps that might improve the effectiveness of actions to advance this strategic goal or, if necessary, more fundamental changes in the strategy itself.

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Date and Time
February 24, 2016
5:00pm - 7:00pm Local Time

Washington, D.C.

Rome Auditorium/Reception - The Rome Building

Intended Audience
Open to Public and Media

Research Center Host
Central Asia – Caucasus Institute