Podcast: Issues in Central Asia’s International Relations

Categories: Central Asia Papers,Hollings Highlights,Regional Policy Video

This program is the first in a series of podcasts on Central Asian international relations that aims to discuss key events and developments in the region and in its engagement with the world.  The podcast is part of a project by Dr. Eric McGlinchey and Dr. Shairbek Dzhuraev on debating the region’s relationships.  The podcast was part of a small grant project funded by the Hollings Center Small Grants program.

The podcast discusses the effect on Central Asian relations from the proposed drawdown of U.S. forces from Afghanistan.  It further discusses how a decreased presence by the United States may create a re-balancing of power between Russia and China in the region.  How will Central Asian states adapt?


  • Dr Eric McGlinchey, George Mason University, USA
  • Dr Farkhod Tolipov, Caravan of Knowledge, Uzbekistan
  • Dr Nurseit Niyazbekov, KIMEP University, Kazakhstan
  • Dr Shairbek Dzhuraev, Crossroads Central Asia, Kyrgyzstan


Author: Michael Carroll