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Cooley Radio Interview and NYT Quote about How Central Asia and Russia Respond to Taliban Takeover
August 19, 2021

Alexander Cooley (Director, Harriman Institute) was interviewed by host Marco Werman on The World public radio program the ripple effects of the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan. Some Afghan people are looking to the north, to Central Asia, as a potential safe haven from the Taliban. However, it’s unclear how receptive countries like Uzbekistan and Tajikistan will be in the long term. Meanwhile, Russia is keeping a close eye on its southern border with Central Asia. Host Marco Werman speaks with Alexander Cooley, who is the director of Columbia University’s Harriman Institute, where he studies Central Asia and the Caucasus.

Cooley was also quoted on the subject in the New York Times. Read more >