Hui Muslims in China’s ‘Little Mecca’: Fusing Islamic and Han Practices

This article was originally published on the Foreign Policy Centre website on 14 March 2019: https://fpc.org.uk/hui-muslims-in-chinas-little-mecca-fusing-islamic-and-han-practices There has been much […]

The China – US Trade War and the Future of the Liberal Economic Order

The topic on every internationally minded Chinese person’s lips when in conversation with a Westerner appears to be the US-China […]

Becoming ‘Active Citizens’ in the post-Soviet Space

Catherine Owen     How do local governments in post-Soviet societies promote active citizenship? Why is this form of political […]

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 […]

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 […]

Workshop Report: New Perspectives on Conflict, Security and Peace in Eurasia

Between 3rd and 5th June, the OSCE Academy in Bishkek hosted an international conference organised jointly with UK-based researchers working […]

Everyday Corruption in the Bishkek-Moscow Train

By Catherine Owen In the last four years, I have twice had the privilege of travelling by train from Bishkek […]

Call for Proposals: New Perspectives on Conflict, Security and Peace in Eurasia: A Two-Day Workshop

  DATE: 3-4 June 2015 VENUE: OSCE Academy, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, (in collaboration with the UK Economic and Social Research Council) […]

‘Islam, Secularism and Security in Central Asia and Beyond’, Chatham House

On Thursday 13th and Friday 14th November, John Heathershaw, David Lewis, Gregorio Bettiza and Edward Lemon from the Department of […]

Social Movements and Geopolitical Issues in Central Asia: A Colloquium

Scholars of Central Asian politics and society gathered at Sciences Po, Centre d’études et de recherches internationales (CERI), for a colloquium jointly […]

Researchers at Risk: Debating the Dilemmas of Research in Authoritarian Societies

Marking the 100th day since the arrest of Alexander Sodiqov in Khorog, Tajikistan, staff and students in the Universities of […]

Xi Jinping, Central Asia and Russia: Misguided Speculation over a New ‘Great Game’

Originally posted at: FutureForeignPolicy.com blog. Much attention has been paid to a series of visits undertaken by the new Chinese President […]