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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Tajikistan’s Repression Beyond Borders: the case of Namunjon Sharipov

By Ayesha Kenan, Nathan Sutton and Saipira Furstenberg

On the 20th of February, Namunjon Sharipov, a senior leader of the Islamic Revival Party of Tajikistan (IRPT) was forcefully […]

Russia’s shift south

By David Lewis

As relations with the West soured during Russian President Vladimir Putin’s third term, Russia launched a ‘pivot to the East’, […]

Central Asia Political Exiles Newsletter #1 — Spring 2018

Message from the team Welcome to the first issue of the Central Asian Political Exiles (CAPE) Newsletter. As the year […]

Tajikistan: the use of international system to target dissidents abroad

By Saipira Furstenberg and Elizabeth Talbott

In early October of this year, after attending an OSCE human rights meeting in Warsaw, Poland, Mirzorakhim Kuzov, a senior […]