Not In Our Name: multiple causes for reflection

A new documentary by RFE/RL provides an opportunity to reflect on the complexities of the recruitment of Central Asians to […]

Governance and Development in Central Asia: Local and global aspects

Joint ExCAS-JST on workshop 22 November

A workshop, 10am–5pm, 22 November 2018 Knightly building, Streatham Campus, University of Exeter A workshop with Exeter Central Asian Studies (ExCAS) […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]