Peace Talks with the Taliban: Concerns, Challenges and Prospects

Tuesday, December 8th, 2020, 02:00 PM London  An ExCAS seminar with The Oxford Society for the Caspian and Central Asia […]

ExCAS-TOSCCA joint events

We ocassionaly co-organise events with The Oxford Society for Central Asian Studies (TOSCCA) of the University of Oxford.  There are […]

Political unrest in Kyrgyzstan: between old and new hopes

by Saipira Furstenberg and Gulzat Botoeva Political unrest in Kyrgyzstan: between old and new hopes Article by Saipira Furstenberg and Gulzat […]

How do non-democratic governments engage citizens in policy-making? Introducing ‘participatory authoritarianism’

Catherine Owen discusses her new article published in the October 2020 issue of the BISA journal Review of International Studies. […]

BRI in Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan: Transnational practices and national discourses

Unveiled in the early autumn of 2013 in Kazakhstan, the BRI was presented as a transformative initiative that will change […]

Everyday Transnational Repression / CAPE 3.0 launch

Tue, 15 September 2020 16:00 – 17:30 BST https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/everyday-transnational-repression-cape-30-launch-tickets-117024911661 Speakers: Dr Fiona Adamson, Reader in International Relations at SOAS Dr […]

Call For Papers: The Impacts Of The Covid-19 Virus On Central Asia

Since early 2020, the world is at war with an invisible and elusive enemy that has forced all countries to […]

Return to Kabul? Russian Policy in Afghanistan

This article was first published in June 2020 by the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies Executive Summary […]

Russia as Peacebuilder? Russia’s Coercive Mediation Strategy

This article was first published in June 2020 by the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies. Executive Summary […]

Internationalisation, intervention and academic freedom: regional division or global solidarity?

Kasia Kaczmarska and John Heathershaw report on two panels at the virtual conference of the British International Studies Association (BISA), […]

Two BISA webinars on internationalisation and fieldwork, 18/19 June 2020

Internationalisation and the challenge to academic freedom: between authoritarian control and the logic of the market 18 June 2020, 12pm […]

The Kazakh Famine and its legacies: a conversation with leading Historians

The University of Exeter Central Asian Network (EXCAS) and the Oxford Society for the Caspian and Central Asia (TOSCCA) are […]