Blog for a network of staff and PhD students working on Central Asia and a place to post seminar listings, announcements, etc
Not In Our Name: multiple causes for reflection
A new documentary by RFE/RL provides an opportunity to reflect on the complexities of the recruitment of Central Asians to […]
Governance and Development in Central Asia: Local and global aspects
Joint ExCAS-JST on workshop 22 November
A workshop, 10am–5pm, 22 November 2018 Knightly building, Streatham Campus, University of Exeter A workshop with Exeter Central Asian Studies (ExCAS) […]
Tajikistan: No Freedom beyond this point?
Saipira Furstenberg and John Heathershaw offer reflections on their visit to the OSCE (HDIM) meeting in Warsaw, 2018. […]
ESCAS 2019 pre-conference workshop, University of Exeter 26 June, 2019
Applications now open for the ESCAS 2019 pre-conference workshop! University of Exeter 26th of June 2019 […]
Rich Russians, ‘Vory’ and Moneyland: Schimpfössl, Helmer, Galeotti and Bullough speak at Exeter in 2018/19
At two events in the 2018/19 academic year we welcome four leading authors and commentators on transnational business and organised […]
State Transformation and Authoritarian Governance: The Emergence of Participatory Authoritarianism?
This article first appeared on the Foreign Policy Centre website: fpc.org.uk/state-transformation-and-authoritarian-governance-the-emergence-of-participatory-authoritarianism It is commonly assumed that authoritarian governments do not wish […]
2018 Central Eurasian Studies Society Book Award shortlists
History and the Humanities Campbell, Ian W. 2017. Knowledge and the Ends of Empire: Kazak Intermediaries and Russian Rule on […]
Central Asia Political Exiles Newsletter #2 — Summer 2018
Message from the Team Welcome to the summer edition of your Central Asia Political Exiles Newsletter. In this issue, we […]
Preventing Transnational Repression, Protecting Human Rights Ideas for the Future?
Transnational repression takes place where authoritarian regimes repress former citizens beyond their borders and so outside of their sovereign territory. […]
Tajikistan’s Imprisonment of Journalists: Khayrullo Mirsaidov and the question of Western (ir)responsibility
In recent years, the repression of civil society, the media and academia has starkly increased in Tajikistan. A number of […]
Resilience and Repression of Political Islam in Central Asia: Muhiddin Kabiri at Chatham House
On the 20th June 2018, the Exeter Central Asian Studies network were delighted to be joined by Muhiddin Kabiri at […]
Why is Tajikistan imprisoning journalists?
Houses of Parliament, 20 June
All-Party Parliamentary Group Event Venue: House of Commons, UK Parliament, Committee Room 16 When: Wednesday 20 June 2018, 2–3pm In […]