ESCAS 2019 pre-conference workshop, University of Exeter 26 June, 2019

      Applications now open for the ESCAS 2019 pre-conference workshop! University of Exeter  26th of June 2019   […]

Rich Russians, ‘Vory’ and Moneyland: Schimpfössl, Helmer, Galeotti and Bullough speak at Exeter in 2018/19

At two events in the 2018/19 academic year we welcome four leading authors and commentators on transnational business and organised […]

State Transformation and Authoritarian Governance: The Emergence of Participatory Authoritarianism?

This article first appeared on the Foreign Policy Centre website: fpc.org.uk/state-transformation-and-authoritarian-governance-the-emergence-of-participatory-authoritarianism It is commonly assumed that authoritarian governments do not wish […]

2018 Central Eurasian Studies Society Book Award shortlists

History and the Humanities Campbell, Ian W. 2017. Knowledge and the Ends of Empire: Kazak Intermediaries and Russian Rule on […]

Central Asia Political Exiles Newsletter #2 — Summer 2018

Message from the Team Welcome to the summer edition of your Central Asia Political Exiles Newsletter. In this issue, we […]

Preventing Transnational Repression, Protecting Human Rights Ideas for the Future?

Transnational repression takes place where authoritarian regimes repress former citizens beyond their borders and so outside of their sovereign territory. […]

Tajikistan’s Imprisonment of Journalists: Khayrullo Mirsaidov and the question of Western (ir)responsibility

In recent years, the repression of civil society, the media and academia has starkly increased in Tajikistan[1]. A number of […]

Resilience and Repression of Political Islam in Central Asia: Muhiddin Kabiri at Chatham House

On the 20th June 2018, the Exeter Central Asian Studies network were delighted to be joined by Muhiddin Kabiri at […]

Why is Tajikistan imprisoning journalists?

Houses of Parliament, 20 June

All-Party Parliamentary Group Event Venue:  House of Commons, UK Parliament, Committee Room 16 When:  Wednesday 20 June 2018, 2–3pm In […]

Political Exiles and Transnational Repression in Central Asia and Beyond

Chatham House, 20 June

Venue: Chatham House, 10 St James‘s Square, London Date: 20 June 2018, 9:30–13:00 This workshop at Chatham House will include […]

Round Table on Eurasian Integration brings together scholars and policy-makers in St Petersburg

On 31st May and 1st June, Dr David Lewis and Dr Catherine Owen organised and presented at an international round […]

Kyrgyzstan’s struggle for freedom of expression

In Central Asia, Kyrgyzstan has long been considered as the ‘island of democracy’.  In fact it’s the only country in […]