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Nov 30

Elections in the Trenches: Azerbaijan and U.S. Policy in the Caucasus and the Caspian

Location: The Heritage Foundation's Lehrman Auditorium

The parliamentary elections in Azerbaijan attracted a worldwide attention and were monitored by thousands of observers as well as the international media. What are lessons learned from this election's successes and failures? What are the implications for U.S. foreign policy, including its focus on democratization, geo-political strategy, and energy security? Join us as our panelists, who observed the elections, review these and other questions of critical interest to American policy interests in this region.

More About the Speakers

Adil Baguirov, Ph.D.
International Consultant

Ariel Cohen, Ph.D.
Senior Research Fellow,
Russian and Eurasian Studies and
International Energy Security,
Douglas and Sarah Allison
Center for Foreign Policy Studies,
The Heritage Foundation

Svante Cornell, Ph.D.
Assistant Research Professor and
Deputy Director of the Central Asia Program,
The Paul H. Nitze
School of Advanced International Studies,
Johns Hopkins University

Ronald J. McNamara
International Policy Director,
Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe