Tajikistan: the use of international system to target dissidents abroad

By Saipira Furstenberg and Elizabeth Talbott

In early October of this year, after attending an OSCE human rights meeting in Warsaw, Poland, Mirzorakhim Kuzov, a senior […]

Closing the Door: The challenge facing activists from the former Soviet Union seeking asylum or refuge

Foreign Policy Centre (FPC) event at the House of Commons

Date: Monday December 4th 2017 Time: 6pm–7.30pm Venue: Committee Room 5, House of Commons, London, SW1 0AA Speakers: Claire Rimmer […]

Why Russia is back in Afghanistan

Three decades after a humiliating military defeat in Afghanistan, Russia has returned to the scene. This adds Afghanistan to a […]

Has Uzbekistan’s repressive government helped radicalise its emigrants and exiles?

  The Halloween terrorist attack in New York by Sayfullo Saipov has ignited a debate in social media between scholars of Central […]

Tajikistan’s transnational repressions in the age of global authoritarianism: Findings from the Central Asia Political Exile Database (CAPE) project

Introduction Apparently distant and closed authoritarian regimes are increasingly enmeshed and integrated in the processes of globalisation. It is widely […]

Workshop ‘Academic Freedom and Production of Knowledge in the Middle East, North Africa, and Central Asia Today’

Saturday 28 October 10 am-4.30 pm Venue: Lecture Theatre 1-2, IAIS, University of Exeter The aim of the workshop is […]

In Effort to Combat Extremism, Tajikistan’s Government Places Further Restrictions on What People Can Wear

In early September, six million mobile phone users in Tajikistan received text messages telling them to “respect traditional clothes” and […]

Uzbekistan: The Tashkent Spring Experiences a Frost

Speaking at the UN General Assembly in mid-September, Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev outlined a democratic vision for Uzbekistan. Just over […]

Debating Turkmenistan’s ‘Economic Crisis’

A Response to Ronald Watson

A Response to Ronald Watson At the end of 2016, we published a series of three articles on Turkmenistan’s economic […]

Annual Nooruz postgraduate Workshop — Newcastle 2017

Contemporary Spaces Of (Greater) Central Asia Tuesday 21st – Wednesday 22nd March Newcastle University School of Geography, Politics and Sociology […]

Migrant Rights and Migrant Hope (21 March)

‘Migrant rights and migrant hope: Amnesty International’s work in Central Asia’, 21 March, 17:30-18:30, Building One, Constantine Levantis Teaching Room. […]

CfP: Workshop on Rising Powers and State Transformation (London, November 2017)

Papers on Central Asia are encouraged. Funding is provided for successful applicants. —John Heathershaw The impact of “rising powers”, mostly […]