FRIDE’s Europe Central Asia Monitoring (EUCAM) programme, the Open Society Foundation’s Central Eurasia Project (CEP) and the Regional Policy Initiative for Afghanistan and Pakistan (RPI) are organising a one day seminar Security, Supply Lines and Sustainable Development: Afghanistan and Central Asia towards 2014 and beyond on 29 November in Bundestag, Berlin. The seminar is hosted by Viola von Cramon (Alliance ‘90/Greens), Member of the Bundestag.
This one day seminar will bring together high level experts and policy makers from Europe, the US, Central Asia and Afghanistan to discuss security and development challenges in Central Asia and Afghanistan in the light of the 2014 draw-dawn of the ISAF troops.
The first session of the seminar will discuss causes of instability in Central Asia ranging from security in Central Asia to potential negative spill-over effects from Afghanistan. In the second session attention is devoted to the impact that western security and military cooperation programmes have on citizens and governance of the Central Asian states. In the last session we will examine matters of transparency and accountability in the process of transit-in-reverse contacts with Central Asian authorities.