Mr. Chaudet s research examines U.S. foreign policy in Central Asia as a lens for analyzing American foreign policy more broadly speaking. Central Asia is defined as the countries of Tajikstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Kirghizstan and Kazakhstan. Mr. Chaudet argues that this region is an especially relevant area of focus following the events of September 11th, as Central Asia has become the front line for the U.S. led war on terror. Central Asia also serves as a valuable area to consider when studying changes in U.S. foreign policy following the Cold War, as independent countries in the region are comprised of territory which was previously a part of the USSR. While at Yale, Mr. Chaudet hopes to make use of the many research opportunities available to him both here in New Haven and in Washington D.C.