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LIIA examines NATO relations with Central Asia

RIGA - The Latvian Institute of International Affairs (LIIA) with the support of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) is hosting a public discussion “Security in the Heart of Asia. Central Asia – NATO Partnership: Challenges and Opportunities”.

The discussion will focus on Central Asia security matters and NATO’s partnership with the Central Asian countries. The region faces a number of challenges: redeployment of NATO troops from Afghanistan, the evolution of new and existing challenges related to society radicalization, terrorism, drugs, organized crime, and border management.

Participants of the discussion: Andris Sprūds (LIIA), Igors Apokins (Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Latvia), Nargis Kassenova (KIMEP University, Kazakhstan), Nazokat Kasymova (Tashkent State Institute of Oriental Studies/UN Office on Drugs and Crime Regional Office for Central Asia, Uzbekistan), Neil John Melvin (Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, Sweden), Józef Lang (Centre for Eastern Studies, Poland), Māris Andžāns (LIIA).

The livestream of the discussion is available below. Or can be viewed here.

Venue and time: 23 November 2015, 13.00 – 15.00, Hotel “Bergs” (Elizabetes street 83/85, Riga, 5th Floor, “Glass Hall”).

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