Uzbekistan Makes Up With Tajikistan Over Electricity

By Paolo Sorbello

For over two decades, the Uzbek-Tajik relationship has been marred by tension, but a recent bilateral visit may mark a […]

Tajikistan’s Repression Beyond Borders: the case of Namunjon Sharipov

By Ayesha Kenan, Nathan Sutton and Saipira Furstenberg

On the 20th of February, Namunjon Sharipov, a senior leader of the Islamic Revival Party of Tajikistan (IRPT) was forcefully […]

Academic freedom in Tajikistan: critical engagement and solidarity

By John Heathershaw and Ed Schatz

If academic solidarity and forms of critical engagement with Tajikistan are going to emerge, we must first recognise the primary […]

Russia’s shift south

By David Lewis

As relations with the West soured during Russian President Vladimir Putin’s third term, Russia launched a ‘pivot to the East’, […]

Transnational Kleptocracy: The Struggle to Expose Kleptocracy’s Enablers

By Alexander Cooley, John Heathershaw, and Jason C Sharman

  One of the key features of contemporary transnational kleptocracy is how routine and commonplace it has become. Unlike their […]

Central Asia Political Exiles Newsletter #1 — Winter 2017/18

Message from the team Welcome to the first issue of the Central Asian Political Exiles (CAPE) Newsletter. As the year […]

Academic Freedom in Tajikistan Endangered: What is to be Done?

Academic freedom is imperiled in Tajikistan, and determined action by the international academic community is needed to encourage Tajik authorities […]

Academic Freedom in Tajikistan: a testimony

Introduction by John Heathershaw Limitations on academic freedom occur throughout Central Asia and across much of the world.  However, in some […]

Tajikistan Human rights abuse: the use of international system to target dissidents abroad

By Saipira Furstenberg and Elizabeth Talbott

In early October of this year, after attending an OSCE human rights meeting in Warsaw, Poland, Mirzorakhim Kuzov, a senior […]

Closing the Door: The challenge facing activists from the former Soviet Union seeking asylum or refuge

Foreign Policy Centre (FPC) event at the House of Commons

Date: Monday December 4th 2017 Time: 6pm–7.30pm Venue: Committee Room 5, House of Commons, London, SW1 0AA Speakers: Claire Rimmer […]

Why Russia is back in Afghanistan

Three decades after a humiliating military defeat in Afghanistan, Russia has returned to the scene. This adds Afghanistan to a […]

Has Uzbekistan’s repressive government helped radicalise its emigrants and exiles?

  The Halloween terrorist attack in New York by Sayfullo Saipov has ignited a debate in social media between scholars of Central […]