CPC - Caspian Policy Center
Karolina Powers is an Administrative Intern with the Caspian Policy Center. She is a M.A. Candidate in the Security Policy Studies at the Elliott School of International Affairs in the George Washington University with a specialization in counterterrorism, counterinsurgency, and illicit financial networks. Karolina graduated with a B.A. in International Relations from Florida International University, with a focus on security policy in the Middle East and Central Asia. Her research interests include military operations and geopolitical rivalry in the Middle East, Russia, and Central Asia, as well as conflict resolution and improving governance.
Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan Strengthen Strategic Alliance
The relationship between Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan was raised to a new diplomatic level at a state meeting on December 6 between Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev and Kazakhstani
Tajikistan has Begun to Allow Humanitarian Aid to Afghanistan
Tajikistan has taken on a new role in Afghanistan, becoming a distributor of aid and providing corridors for the United Nations. Dushanbe has begun operations to assist the
Testing the Taliban: Aid Distribution as a Critical Task
Uzbekistan will play a prominent role once again in Afghanistan as a conduit for much-needed UN aid to the country. Due to a looming humanitarian crisis
High Flying Hopes of Regional Connectivity
Azerbaijan has carried out its first flight in seven years across Armenian airspace. This flight was conducted by Azerbaijan Airlines (AZAL) on October
Standoff at the Border: Background and U.S. Policy Options for the Tension at the Azerbaijan-Iran Border
Tension between Azerbaijan and Iran have reached new heights in recent days. Tit-for-tat military exercises along the Azerbaijan-Iranian border and inflammatory statements have characterized
Unlike Its Neighbors, Tajikistan Refuses to Engage with the Taliban and Bolsters Security
In Central Asia, Tajikistan stands apart as the only government in direct opposition to the Taliban regime in Afghanistan.