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 […]

16th Biennial Conference of ESCAS at Exeter

Announcing the 16th Biennial Conference of the European Society for Central Asian Studies The European Society for Central Asian Studies (ESCAS) is […]

Political Exiles, Transnational Repression and Global Authoritarianism in Eurasia and Beyond

Monday, May 7, 2018 The Harriman Institute at Columbia University Russian, Eurasian, and East European Studies 1512 International Affairs Building […]

How Postcolonial is Post-Western IR? Understanding the International Politics of Russia and Central Asia

Scholars of International Relations have called for the creation of a post-Western IR that reflects the global and local contexts […]

The Skripal attack and the post-Soviet practice of extraterritorial security

by John Heathershaw and David Lewis

Traditional methods of national security fail to address “extraterritorial security” and the context of global authoritarianism and kleptocracy in which […]

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 […]