**This event has been postponed**

You are cordially invited to a presentation on the topic:
Central Asia’s Powerhouses in 2020: Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan
with
Wilder Alejandro Sanchez & Catherine Putz

Wednesday, March 11th
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

The Institute of World Politics
Commodore John Barry Room
1521 16th Street NW
Washington, D.C.
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About the lecture: This event will discuss recent developments in Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan – Central Asia’s largest and richest states. We will address Nur-Sultan’s and Tashkent’s foreign policy objectives and regional initiatives as the new decade begins; some of the topics that we will discuss include Central Asian cooperation, the role of Kazakhstan in peacekeeping operations, and Uzbekistan’s priorities in the post-Islam Karimov era.

About the speakers:

Wilder Alejandro Sanchez is an international security analyst who focuses on geopolitical, military and cybersecurity issues.

He is a contributor for Jane’s Defense Weekly and Providence. He also publishes reports and commentaries in International Policy Digest, Geopolitical Monitor among others. He is also a member of the Center for International Maritime Security (CIMSEC), and the Forum on the Arms Trade.

His analyses have appeared in numerous refereed journals including Small Wars and Insurgencies, Defence Studies, Polar Journal, the Journal of Slavic Military Studies, European Security, Studies in Conflict and Terrorism and Perspectivas.

Catherine Putz is managing editor of The Diplomat. In addition to managing The Diplomat’s monthly magazine publication, Catherine serves as primary author and editor for its Central Asia section. She writes frequently on politics and security in Central Asia and Afghanistan. Catherine has traveled to Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan on recent reporting trips, as well as Japan.

Catherine is an MA graduate of the Patterson School of Diplomacy and International Commerce at the University of Kentucky, where she studied international security and diplomacy; and Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania, where she earned a BA in history with a focus on U.S. diplomatic and conflict history.

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