‘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 […]

John Heathershaw on Alexander Sodiqov’s release, 12 September 2014

Personal statement by John Heathershaw on Alexander Sodiqov’s release, 12 September 2014 I am delighted that Alexander, Musharraf and daughter Erica […]

Profiling Tajik Fighters in Syria

Cover Photo: Tajik fighter Olim Yusuf    Credit: YouTube Since the government first admitted there was evidence that Tajik citizens […]

Alone Through the Forbidden Land: Gustav Krist’s Account of Early-Soviet Central Asia

Cover photo: The Qirghiz in flight to the Pamirs    Credit: Gustav Krist Austrian explorer Gustav Krist’s account of early […]

Securitising Islam in Moscow

By Edward Lemon  Photo: Police stand guard at Friday prayer   Credit: Edward Lemon Friday at midday and I am […]

Write to the President of Tajikistan by July 28 (Eid ul-Fitr)

Please write to the President of Tajikistan and the Minister of Foreign Affairs greeting them on the end of  Ramadan, […]

The State Monitors Citizens Monitoring the State: The New Face of Civic Engagement in Russia

By Catherine Owen. This is a re-post of an article first published by the Foreign Policy Centre, where Catherine is a […]

Hold a Vigil for Alexander Sodiqov

Hold a vigil for Alexander Sodiqov. Every month, at or near to 12.15pm on the 16th day of the month, […]

Write to the Government of Tajikistan

On 16 July 2014, Alex Sodiqov has been detained without charge for a month.  He faces a ‘secret’ legal process […]