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Security policy experts discuss security trends and challenges for Central Asia at Bishkek seminar.

The fifth annual Central Asian security seminar took place at the OSCE Academy in Bishkek on September 13-14, 2012. Security policy experts from Eurasia, East and South Asia, Europe and the United States, as well as local high-level officials discussed key regional security trends and challenges, including the situation in Afghanistan, and its implications for Central Asia and globally; military co-operation and competition; security service reforms in Central Asia and international involvement in them; the interlocking strategic visions of key players; and the role of non-state violent actors, including terrorism and organized crime. The event was co-organized by the OSCE Academy, the Geneva Centre for Security Policy, the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs, and the Near East South Asia Centre for Strategic Studies in Washington DC. The synopsis of the seminar presentations, discussions and key conclusions will be published by the Geneva Centre for Security Policy as a Geneva Paper.

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Date:Sep 17, 2012
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