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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Debating Turkmenistan’s ‘Economic Crisis’

A Response to Ronald Watson

A Response to Ronald Watson At the end of 2016, we published a series of three articles on Turkmenistan’s economic […]

Migrant Rights and Migrant Hope (21 March)

‘Migrant rights and migrant hope: Amnesty International’s work in Central Asia’, 21 March, 17:30-18:30, Building One, Constantine Levantis Teaching Room. […]

CfP: Workshop on Rising Powers and State Transformation (London, November 2017)

Papers on Central Asia are encouraged. Funding is provided for successful applicants. —John Heathershaw The impact of “rising powers”, mostly […]