Fred Starr in Turkmenistan: "I am in complete amazement from everything!"
This evening Dr. S. Frederick Starr, chairman of the Central Asia Caucasus Institute at Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies, will speak on "Turkmenistan: A New Identity?" The event is part of the Silk Road Studies Program, an area of increasingly avid interest -- and as Steve LeVine has blogged, deadly risk of romance -- for the U.S. as it builds the Northern Distribution Network through Central Asia to supply the war effort in Afghanistan. Fred Starr is one of the major proponents of working with Central Asian regimes to bring stability to Afghanistan.
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