Researchers at Risk: Debating the Dilemmas of Research in Authoritarian Societies

Marking the 100th day since the arrest of Alexander Sodiqov in Khorog, Tajikistan, staff and students in the Universities of […]

John Heathershaw on Alexander Sodiqov’s release, 12 September 2014

Personal statement by John Heathershaw on Alexander Sodiqov’s release, 12 September 2014 I am delighted that Alexander, Musharraf and daughter Erica […]

Profiling Tajik Fighters in Syria

Cover Photo: Tajik fighter Olim Yusuf    Credit: YouTube Since the government first admitted there was evidence that Tajik citizens […]

Alone Through the Forbidden Land: Gustav Krist’s Account of Early-Soviet Central Asia

Cover photo: The Qirghiz in flight to the Pamirs    Credit: Gustav Krist Austrian explorer Gustav Krist’s account of early […]

Securitising Islam in Moscow

By Edward Lemon  Photo: Police stand guard at Friday prayer   Credit: Edward Lemon Friday at midday and I am […]

Write to the President of Tajikistan by July 28 (Eid ul-Fitr)

Please write to the President of Tajikistan and the Minister of Foreign Affairs greeting them on the end of  Ramadan, […]

The State Monitors Citizens Monitoring the State: The New Face of Civic Engagement in Russia

By Catherine Owen. This is a re-post of an article first published by the Foreign Policy Centre, where Catherine is a […]

Hold a Vigil for Alexander Sodiqov

Hold a vigil for Alexander Sodiqov. Every month, at or near to 12.15pm on the 16th day of the month, […]

Write to the Government of Tajikistan

On 16 July 2014, Alex Sodiqov has been detained without charge for a month.  He faces a ‘secret’ legal process […]

Free Alex Sodiqov: University of Toronto campaign

This is a link to the University of Toronto site with lots of resources and updates on the campaign:

Write a letter to a national newspaper in support of Alex Sodiqov

This is a resource to be used in the campaign to free Alex Sodiqov from detention in Tajikistan LETTER TO […]

Researchers at Risk in Central Asia- Academics Show Support in London

Between 26 June and 1 July a series of  academic events are taking place around the world to discuss the […]