ESCAS 2019 pre-conference workshop, University of Exeter 26 June, 2019

      Applications now open for the ESCAS 2019 pre-conference workshop! University of Exeter  26th of June 2019   […]

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 […]

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 […]

Dictators Without Borders – A new book by Alexander Cooley & John Heathershaw

Dictators Without Borders: Power and Money in Central Asia (Yale University Press, 2017) A new book by Alexander Cooley & […]

Kemel Toktomushev, Kyrgyzstan: Regime Security and Foreign Policy (Routledge, 2017)

Congratulations to Kemel Toktomushev on his recently published book, Kyrgyzstan: Regime Security and Foreign Policy (Routledge, 2017), based on his […]

PhD scholarships for entry in 2017/18

John Heathershaw and David Lewis are accepting applications for PhD study in all areas of Central Asian and Post-Soviet politics, […]

Event Report: Completion of Rising Powers and Conflict Management in Central Asia project (London, 13-14 July 2016)

On 13-14 July, 2016, we held closing events in London for the ESRC research project ‘Rising Powers and Conflict Management […]

Central Asian Political Exiles database launched

The Central Asian Political Exiles database (CAPE) is now live. The database includes exiles and political refugees from five Central […]

Tackling Corruption in Uzbekistan: New Report by EXCAS Member David Lewis

In February 2016, the Amsterdam-based telecoms company Vimpelcom paid almost US$800 million in fines to settle charges of paying bribes […]

Class of 2015

Congratulations to the eight, yes EIGHT, Exeter Central Asian Studies associates and friends who completed their PhD and/or graduated in the […]

EXCAS Member Edward Lemon Participates in RFE/RL Panel on Central Asian Militants

Cover photo: ISIS militants in Raqqa, Syria    Credit: RFE/RL Last week EXCAS member Edward Lemon discussed the role that […]

‘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 […]