Myth or Reality? Tajik Fighters in Syria

During the conflict in the Rasht Valley between 2009 and 2011, the Tajik government frequently voiced concerns over the infiltration […]

Dictators without borders

Central Asian dictators close down the space for domestic political opposition. But politics is still present, only it has moved […]

Tom Mayne (Global Witness) to speak on Central Asian corruption

Corruption in Central Asia: Can the extractive industries’ transparency initiative help? Friday 2 May, 11am-1pm, Queen’s Building LT7,1+2 Tom Mayne, Global […]

John Heathershaw speaks at inaugural meeting of All-Party Parliamentary Group on Tajikistan

On 1 April 2014, John Heathershaw spoke at the inaugural meeting of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Tajikistan at the Houses […]

David Lewis speaks at Foreign and Commonwealth Office

On 7 March 2014, David Lewis spoke at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office seminar, ‘Afghanistan as a threat to Central […]

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 […]