Afghanistan 2014: Impacts on Global Secuirty Identities
- Welcome and Keynote AddressEdith Clowes, Thomas Wilhelm, Marlene LaruelleEdith Clowes, CREES Director, and Thomas Wilhelm, FMSO Director, begin with a Welcome speech and introduce the opening keynote address speaker Marlene Laruelle (Research Professor, Institute for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies ([IERES], The Elliot School of International Affairs, George Washington University), and her subject "Reassessing 'Regional Solutions' for Post-2014 Afghanistan."
- Panel 1, Afghanistan and the World: Security Identities after 2014Raymond Finch, Ahmad Majidyar, Vadim Kozyulin, Ruoxi DuSenior FMSO Analyst, Raymond Finch, moderates the first panel in which the following speakers present their research:
Ahmad Majidyar (Senior Research Associate, American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research [AEI]), "An Afghanistan Perspective of Security after ISAF Withdrawal"
Ruoxi Du (MA Candidate, CREES), "Chinese Perceptions toward the post-2014 Afghanistan"
Vadim Kozyulin (Director, Conventional Arms Program, Center for Policy Studies in Moscow), "Russia's Perception of Afghanistan post-2014: Between Fear and Satisfaction"
- Panel II, Afghanistan in Central Asia: Security Identities after 2014Mariya Omelicheva, Matthew Stein, Thomas Wilhelm, Lewis B. Sckolnick CREES Associate Director and Associate Professor of Political Science Mariya Omelicheva moderates the second panel. The following speakers present their research:
Matthew Stein (Analyst, FMSO), "Uzbekistan's Viewpoint of Security in Afghanistan after 2014"
Thomas Wilhelm (Director, FMSO), "Pakistan's Tribal Areas and Security Perspectives after Withdrawal"
Lewis B. Sckolnick (President, Rector Press Intelligence), "Afghanistan: The Realities of Its Security and Trade in the 21st Century"
- After Afghanistan: Implications and Emerging Paradigms after WithdrawalGraeme HerdGraeme Herd, Head of the International Security Program and Geneva Centre for Security Policy [GCSP], speaks on his work "After Afghanistan: Implications and Emerging Paradigms after Withdrawal"
- Roundtable on Post-2014 Afghanistan: Stepping into a New Era of Security ChallengesAll conference speakers Moderated by Roger Kangas, all conference speakers discuss the future challenges that await in Post-2014 Afghanistan.
- Concluding DiscussionRoger KangasThe third annual KU-Ft. Leavenworth Security Conference concludes with closing remarks from Roger Kangas, academic dean and professor of Central Asian Studies in the Near East South Asia Center for Strategic Studies at the National Defense University in Washington D.C..
The third annual KU-Ft. Leavenworth Security Conference, sponsored by The University of Kansas Center for Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies, the Center for Global and International Studies and the Foreign Military Studies Office at Ft. Leavenworth, KS, focused on the theme "Afghanistan 2014 and Impacts on Global Security Identities." Conference presenters discussed complicated issues surrounding the reduction of the United States and international military presence in Afghanistan after 2014, and the resulting changes in the global security environment.