Who killed Tajik opposition leader Umarali Kuvatov and why?

Cover Photo: Umarali Kuvatov    Photo Credit: TojNews.org Umarali Kuvatov, the leader of Group of 24, was killed last night […]

Learning in Governance: Researcher Exchanges in Kazakhstan

By Claire Dunlop and Claudio Radaelli, Department of Politics, University of Exeter In February we led a three-day political science workshop […]

Who Says Syria’s Calling? Why It Is Sometimes Better to Admit That We Just Do Not Know

Cover Photo: Tajik fighter Olim Yusuf    Credit: YouTube The International Crisis Group’s (ICG) latest report on the radicalization of Muslims […]

Keeping the Sacred Secret: Pilgrims’ Voices at Sacred Sites in Kyrgyzstan

By Zemfira Inogamova Reprinted by permission of the Publishers from ‘”Keeping the Sacred Secret: Pilgrims” Voices at Sacred Sites in […]

Tajiks fighters in Iraq: What do the latest series of videos tell us?

Cover Photo: Abu Muhammed Tojiki    Credit: Odnoklassniki In December 2014, thirteen videos of Tajik jihadists fighting with the Islamic […]

The ‘Muslim radicalisation of Central Asia’ is a dangerous myth

Security think-tanks and online expert communities in the Western world are perpetuating the dangerous myth that Muslim radicalisation is rife […]

Call for Proposals: New Perspectives on Conflict, Security and Peace in Eurasia: A Two-Day Workshop

  DATE: 3-4 June 2015 VENUE: OSCE Academy, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, (in collaboration with the UK Economic and Social Research Council) […]

EXCAS Member Edward Lemon Participates in RFE/RL Panel on Central Asian Militants

Cover photo: ISIS militants in Raqqa, Syria    Credit: RFE/RL Last week EXCAS member Edward Lemon discussed the role that […]

‘Islam, Secularism and Security in Central Asia and Beyond’, Chatham House

On Thursday 13th and Friday 14th November, John Heathershaw, David Lewis, Gregorio Bettiza and Edward Lemon from the Department of […]

Social Movements and Geopolitical Issues in Central Asia: A Colloquium

Scholars of Central Asian politics and society gathered at Sciences Po, Centre d’études et de recherches internationales (CERI), for a colloquium jointly […]

Exceptional Measures: Internet Blockade in Tajikistan and Group 24

Cover Photo:Group 24 leader  Umarali Quvvatov    Credit: Rutube.ru These are purportedly exceptional times in Tajikistan. Dushanbe remains in the […]

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 […]