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 state of Islamic threat in Central Asia: assessing the threat of terrorism from Central Asia

This article was first published in Foreign Policy Centre, 11 March 2019. As Islamic State faces its demise as a […]

New anti-corruption research project

Testing and evidencing the effectiveness of beneficial ownership checks: investigating the laundering of monies and reputations by African and Central […]

Transparency, Corruption and Offshore Finance in Central Asia

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Does the university internationalisation agenda erode academic freedom?

Our seminar with John Smith Trust fellows explored the boundaries of ‘liberal’ and ‘authoritarian’ in international education and research cooperation […]

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 […]

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 […]

Tajikistan: No Freedom beyond this point?

    Saipira Furstenberg and John Heathershaw offer reflections on their visit to the OSCE (HDIM) meeting in Warsaw, 2018.   […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]