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1150th Anniversary of Al-Farabi: The Legacy of Medieval Wisdom

The year 2020 marks the 1150th anniversary of Al-Farabi – the most famous Oriental thinker originated from the Kazakh land. His legacy has been a connecting “spiritual bridge” between West…

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The Bureaucratization of Islam in Azerbaijan: State as the Principal Regulator and Interpreter of Religion by Kamal Gasimov

Understanding Factors behind Regional Inequality in Education in Kazakhstan by Aigerim Kopeyeva

Secondary Schools and Inequality: Navigating the Fragmented Landscape of Educational Choices in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan by Aigoul Abdoubaetova

Artemy Kalinovsky, Laboratory of Socialist Development: Cold War Politics and Decolonization in Soviet Tajikistan


CALL FOR PAPERS: COVID-19 Pandemic and Central Asia (Accepting on a rolling basis)

CAPture Photo Contest Virtual Exhibition:

Central Asia in Focus

Central Asian Memoirs of the Soviet Era

The Central Asian Memoirs of the Soviet Era collection, hosted by the Russian Perspectives on Islam project and supported by the Central Asian Program at George Washington University, is now publicly available online.

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