The December OSCE summit offers the administration a chance to deliver on the President’s commitment to lead within multilateral organizations while working with key partners. Breakthrough agreements are not what Astana is about, but the United States should aim to use meetings there to:
Reaffirm the Helsinki Final Act’s core principles and their importance today;
Launch a new era of sustained U.S. diplomatic engagement in Central Asia;
Position the OSCE as the enduring, relevant and comprehensive security organization in the region;
Apply the reset policy to the OSCE so as to draw Moscow away from obstructionism there;
Advance concrete initiatives...