Dr. Mahir Ibrahimov, director of the U.S. Army Cultural and Area Studies Office (CASO) Command and General Staff College facilitated policy development within NATO and Partnership for Peace nations as a Chair of the key panel on “Moving ahead from post-war to peace” during the Study Group "Regional Stability in the South Caucasus!" The conference took place from 4-7 November 2021 in Reichenau on the Rax, Austria.
During the conference, Ibrahimov proposed specific implementation plans with related practical steps, that would greatly contribute to the peace and U.S. national security objectives in the region. The recommendation was supported by European and regional partners and will be included in the next set of policy recommendations from the study group.
CASO is already making an obvious and significant difference leveraging its extensive expertise and passion to ensure U.S. and our European partners’ objectives and influence in the region. “! I believe your participation in such events brings real value added given your in-depth knowledge and understanding of the South Caucasus region’s priority issues and diverse ethnic, religious, and socio-economic interests groups,” said George Niculescu, Co-Chair of the Study Group. “Moreover, your positive and humorous attitude greatly helps the co-chairs of this Study Group to maintain a highly collaborative atmosphere conducive to effectively meeting the goals and objectives set to this Study Group by the PfPC stakeholders.”
Ibrahimov’s recommendations from a conference, which took place on September 07-10 conference in Rome were included in the draft policy recommendations for the U.S., European and partner nations, in support of U.S. and European partners’ national security. At therequest of the organizers, he submitted a related extensive and detailed paper for publication in major European partner venues, which included the main highlights of his presentation at the conference.
Ibrahimov's next major event is Nov. 30 with another panel on the INDOPACOM region for CGSC students and faculty. More INDOPACOM sessions will be conducted by the end of the CGSC academic year.