The Central Asia Program at the George Washington University is happy to announce the launch of the Central Asian Analytical Network (CAAN)


  • Evolution of the Russian Language in the Tashkent Region’s Urban Spaces


    Uzbekistan Initiative Brief No. 19, October 2014 By Yulia Tsyryapkina Close to Tashkent, the city of Angren is one of the main coal producing centers of Uzbekistan. Despite the Uzbekification of public life since independence, and dra-matic changes in the ethnic composition of the city—the share of the Russian popula-tion decreased from 31.4% in 1989 to 2.6% in 2013—Russian [...]

  • The Collective Security Treaty Organization: On its way to a “NATO of the East”?

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    Central Asia Policy Brief No. 26, May 2015 By Marcel de Haas The Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) is a Russian-led military alliance, the other member states of which are Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Tajikistan. In the framework of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), a CIS Collective Security Treaty (CST) was signed in Tashkent in May 1992. [...]

  • The First Uzbekistan Workshop


    Central Asia Policy Brief No. 24, April 2015 Uzbekistan is at the core of Central Asia’s future. However, since the early 2000s the country has increasingly become a kind of “black hole” in terms of scholarly and policy-oriented analysis. The Uzbekistan Initiative aims to fill this knowledge gap by providing independent, critical, and fresh analyses performed by local, regional, and international [...]

  • The highly securitized insecurities of state borders in the Fergana Valley


    Central Asia Fellowship Papers No. 9, March 2015 By Rashid Gabdulhakov Rashid Gabdulhakov (Uzbekistan) is a Political Science Instructor, Researcher and Analyst. Rashid serves as a consultant for various international organizations in Central Asia, teaches university-level courses and conducts research in the fields of border demarcation, nation-building, territorial enclaves, near-border settlements, identity, and international security. He served as [...]

  • Central Asian Affairs Volume 2.2

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    Editorial Board Editor-in-Chief: Marlene Laruelle, George Washington University Managing Editor: Sebastien Peyrouse, George Washington University Associate Editors: Henry Hale, Sean Roberts and Cory Welt, George Washington University Book Review Editor: Erica Marat, National Defense University Authors are invited to submit complete, unpublished papers, which are not under review in any other academic journal by contacting […]

  • Commercial banking in Kyrgyzstan


    Economic Papers No. 13, April 2015 By Yelena Vorobey Accounting for trillions of assets worldwide, banking systems are crucial components of the global economy. Commercial banks are just one part of the range of financial institutions, which also includes investment banks, insurance companies, finance companies, investment managers, and other companies that profit from money flows. As financial intermediaries, [...]


Annual Meeting, October 15-18, 2015
George Washington University