A Regional Approach to Regional Problems: Prospects for OSCE - CICA Cooperation
The Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) and Conference on Interaction and Confidence-Building Measures in Asia (CICA) have been playing a more active role on the world stage. Turkey assumed the Chairmanship of CICA in June 2010 and cooperated closely with Kazakhstan which had the Chairmanship of OSCE throughout 2010. Could the CICA and the OSCE, now headed by Lithuania, contribute even more to strengthening a regional approach in addressing regional problems?
Introductory Remarks, 3:00 - 3:30 pm
Dr. Stephen Flanagan, Senior Vice President and Henry A. Kissinger Chair, CSIS
Ambassador Namik Tan, Turkish Ambassador to the U.S.
Ambassador Erlan Idrissov, Kazakh Ambassador to the U.S.
Simonas Satunas, Lithuanian Deputy Chief of Mission to the U.S.
Panel I: OSCE and CICA Cooperation: The View from the Foreign Ministries 3:30 - 4:30 pm
Chair: Dr. Bulent Aliriza, Director, CSIS Turkey Project
Ambassador Bulent Tulun, CICA Task Force Leader, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Turkey
Ambassador Dulat Bakishev, Ambassador at Large, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Kazakhstan
Ambassador Ersin Ercin, Special Envoy of the President of the Republic of Turkey for European Security
Panel II: OSCE and CICA Cooperation: New Threats and New Solutions 4:30 – 6:00 pm
Chair: Dr. Andrew Kuchins, Director and Senior Fellow, CSIS Russia and Eurasia Program
Ambassador Cinar Aldemir, CICA Executive Director
Oleksandr Pavlyuk, Head of External Co-Operation, OSCE Secreteriat
Ali A. Jalali, Distinguished Professor, NESA and Former Minister of Interior, Afghanistan
Jarrett Blanc, Senior Advisor, Office of the Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan, U.S. Department of State
James P. Callahan, Program Analyst, Bureau for International Law Enforcement and Narcotics Affairs, U.S. Department of State
*The meeting will be followed by a reception between 6:00 and 7:00 pm.