Two BISA webinars on internationalisation and fieldwork, 18/19 June 2020

Internationalisation and the challenge to academic freedom: between authoritarian control and the logic of the market 18 June 2020, 12pm […]

The Kazakh Famine and its legacies: a conversation with leading Historians

The University of Exeter Central Asian Network (EXCAS) and the Oxford Society for the Caspian and Central Asia (TOSCCA) are […]

Online Round Table on the tenth anniversary of the 7th April Revolution in Kyrgyzstan

The University of Exeter Central Asian Network (ExCAS) and the Oxford Society for the Caspian and Central Asia (TOSCCA) are […]

China’s Overseas Investments and the Coronavirus Crisis: Towards Benevolence or Profit?

This post originally appeared at https://pandemipolitics.net/uncategorized/owen The last week of March was a big day for economic news. While the […]

Kazakhstan’s domestic unrest: a new age of instability?

Kazakhstan’s recent wave of protests are different and signal that the government must draw up a new social contract with […]

What does the arrest of Patrick George Zaky tell us about the state of academic freedom around the world?

The article appeared first in Security Praxis, 14 February 2020. Nearly four years after the brutal murder of Giulio Regeni, […]

Governance and development in Central Asia: challenges and opportunities

Knightly, University of Exeter 22 November, 2019 9am. Arrival /Coffee 9.15am. Welcome to Exeter / Introductions – Professor John Heathershaw […]

A global approach to corruption and anti-corruption

Flip the script: stop seeing corruption as a problem affecting exclusively, or mostly, developing countries, and instead recognise and investigate […]

Anti-Corruption Evidence project: report from the inaugural workshop

October 9 saw our GI-ACE project’s first workshop, held in the illustrious surroundings of Oxford’s Martin School. The workshop gathered […]

Brexit’s Irish irreconcilable: lessons from (post-)Soviet nationalisms

In the latest in a series’ of blogs, John Heathershaw seeks to draw lessons from the Former Soviet Union for […]

A conversation with Khayrullo Mirsaidov: on becoming a political exile

Last year the story of Khayrullo Mirsaidov broke the Central Asian online news media. The social media campaign #FreeKhayrullo, initiated […]

Extradition in disguise: the ‘deportation’ and refoulement of Central Asian political exiles from Russia

Photo © Foreign Policy Centre As his lawyer Roza Magomedova notes, it is becoming a common practice of the Russian […]