What are Russia’s Grand Designs in Central Asia?

By David Lewis (This article was originally posted in The Conversation) While international attention has […]

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Debating China in Central Asia

Will China continue to defer to Russia in Central Asia’s international security relations? By John […]

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US looks away as tyranny steals a march in Central Asia

This post originally appeared on FT.com’s Beyond Brics: http://blogs.ft.com/beyond-brics/2015/09/29/us-looks-away-as-tyranny-steals-a-march-in-central-asia/ Photocredit: David Trilling, Eurasianet.org Central Asian […]

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Tajikistan Faces Another Rebellion from Within

What does the Hoji Halim rebellion tell us about conflict management and the state in […]

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Class of 2015

Congratulations to the eight, yes EIGHT, Exeter Central Asian Studies associates and friends who completed their […]

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Why do Central Asians join ISIS?

Cover Photo: Former Tajik OMON commander, Gulmurod Halimov   Credit: YouTube What little we know […]

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What does the impending demise of the IRPT mean for Tajikistan?

What does the loss of political status for the IRPT mean for Tajikistan?  And why […]

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Everyday Corruption in the Bishkek-Moscow Train

By Catherine Owen In the last four years, I have twice had the privilege of […]

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Is Tajikistan Really Jihad’s Next Frontier?

The spectacular defection of Tajikistan’s paramilitary commander Gulmurod Halimov to the Islamic State has caused […]

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