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 […]

Dictators Without Borders – A new book by Alexander Cooley & John Heathershaw

Dictators Without Borders: Power and Money in Central Asia (Yale University Press, 2017) A new book by Alexander Cooley & […]

Kemel Toktomushev, Kyrgyzstan: Regime Security and Foreign Policy (Routledge, 2017)

Congratulations to Kemel Toktomushev on his recently published book, Kyrgyzstan: Regime Security and Foreign Policy (Routledge, 2017), based on his […]

Edil Baisalov speaks at Exeter on 1 February

Edil Baisalov, Kyrgyz Political Activist A Conversation about Islamic Radicalization in Central Asia 2.00-3.00pm, Wednesday 1 February Amory 142, University […]

An Open Letter to the ICG from 23 scholars of Islam and Politics in Central Asia

An Open Letter Concerning the International Crisis Group’s Reporting of Islamic Radicalization in Central Asia On October 3, 2016, the […]

PhD scholarships for entry in 2017/18

John Heathershaw and David Lewis are accepting applications for PhD study in all areas of Central Asian and Post-Soviet politics, […]