A Chat in the Yurt, discussing Central Asia and Europe – Episode X Strategic Autonomy


Episode X Strategic Autonomy

In this tenth episode, hosts Yelena Kilina (EUCAM communications associate) and Jos Boonstra (EUCAM coordinator at the Centre for European Security Studies) meet with Nargis Kassenova who is a senior fellow and director of the Program on Central Asia at the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies (Harvard University). Together they discuss the concept of strategic autonomy and how this might apply to Central Asia as a region. Nargis Kassenova argues that Central Asia could draw inspiration from the European Union while the later supports Central Asian regional cooperation efforts. The chat is based on a paper published at a new think tank in Kazakhstan – CAPS Unlock.

Step into our Yurt and join us for a monthly conversation on Europe-Central Asia developments. In this series of podcasts, we welcome guests from both regions to discuss exciting new research and the latest developments in Europe and Central Asia. What is happening in Europe that Central Asians should know about? What events are unfolding in Central Asia that Europeans should understand? Together, we discuss society trends, political developments, economic turns, and cultural highlights while assessing the past and looking ahead to what may unfold.


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