Roy Allison speaks at Exeter on 26 February

1.00-2.30pm, Feb 26th Amory 115 Dr Roy Allison, University of Oxford, ‘Putin’s Eurasian Union: a divisive political project or a […]

Dr Timor Sharan

Congratulations to Timor Sharan who passed his viva with no corrections on Monday.  Timor’s thesis addressed the network politics of state-building under […]

Ed Lemon wins best graduate student paper prize of Central Asian Affairs

ExCAS member Ed Lemon has won the best graduate student paper prize of the new journal Central Asian Affairs. His […]

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 […]