CAP Regional Platforms
Central Asian Affairs is a peer-reviewed quarterly journal, ranked in Scopus and available in Open Access. It aims to feature innovative research on contemporary developments in the wider Central Asian region. Its coverage includes Central Asia, Afghanistan, the Caucasus, Xinjiang, Kashmir, neighboring powers (China, Iran, Pakistan, India, Russia, Turkey), and the role of leading international powers and donors in this region. Central Asian Affairs informs scholarly discourse and policy discussions on the region by engaging experts from across the policy and academic arenas, drawing on a diverse array of disciplines including political science, sociology, anthropology, economics, development studies, and security studies.
Central Asian Affairs is committed to equity. We encourage authors to be sensitive to their own epistemic practices, including as reflected in their citations’ gender balance and representation of scholarship by authors from the country or countries under study.
The Central Asia Program at George Washington University advances high-quality research on contemporary Central Asia through empowering local voices and international experts alike and serves as an interface for the policy, academic, diplomatic, and business communities.