Next internal seminar, 1pm, 5 Feb

1.00-2.30pm, Feb 5th Amory 115 Speakers: Elima Karalaeva, ‘Modernization and Reformation of Tax Administration in the Kyrgyz Republic: Problems and […]

Quoting Marx in a Tajik University: Producing Docile Bodies

The Soviet Union may be dead, but Marx retains his grip on Tajik academia.  His thinking still pervades the teaching […]

Exeter Central Asian Studies seminar – Spring Term

3.30-4.30pm, Monday 13 January, Building:One Marchant Syndicate Room A Richard Wood, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, ‘The UK Government’s Building Stability Overseas Strategy’ […]

Anna Matveeva speaks on the insecurities of border security regimes

Friday 24th January, 2-4 pm, Amory 143 Dr Anna Matveeva, Honorary Fellow, University of Exeter “Border Security or security of […]

PhD Studentship: The Political Economy of Extractive Industries in Central Asia

ESRC South West Doctoral Training Centre Studentship: The Political Economy of Extractive Industries in Central Asia  This project is one […]

Deputy Head of Mission of British Embassy in Dushanbe to speak at Exeter

Richard Wood, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, ‘The UK Government’s Building Stability Overseas Strategy’ Monday 13 January, 3.30-4.30pm Building:One Marchant Syndicate […]

Thieves of Honour

A friend of mine, Kent Mathieson, has written a novel.  I have yet to read it (but will do this […]

Xi Jinping, Central Asia and Russia: Misguided Speculation over a New ‘Great Game’

Originally posted at: FutureForeignPolicy.com blog. Much attention has been paid to a series of visits undertaken by the new Chinese President […]

What does a female presidential candidate in Tajikistan tell us about gender equality?

The choice of Oinhol Bobonazarova, a lawyer and long-standing human rights campaigner, as the principal candidate of the opposition in […]

What do we know about local democracy in Kyrgyzstan?

Most people expect the main space of contestation in Kyrgyzstan to be found on the streets or with the use […]

The Pretence of Elections

On November 6th there will be a presidential poll in Tajikistan. When any election campaign in Central Asia begins it […]

Political rights, financial liberties and Rahmon’s In-tray: Tajikistan after the 2013 presidential election

The re-election of President Rahmon, who has now been at the helm of government in Tajikistan for 21 years, to […]