In this series of dispatches from along the border between Europe and Asia, Joshua Kucera explores how the border got to be where it is and the ongoing debates about what and where Europe and Asia really are.
Check out this new article by CAP Director, Marlene Laruelle. Reposted from the Washington Post's Monkey Cage Blog.
These two CADGAT datasets present an overview of national holidays in the five Central Asian countries: what the holidays are and when they are celebrated; and traces the development of national holidays back to independence in 1991.
Nationalities Papers, Volume 43, Issue 3, May 2015 is now available online is now available online on Taylor & Francis Online.
Special Issue: "Imagined" vs "real" nation-building: language and identity policies between theory and practice in Central Asia
Presidential elections were held in Kazakhstan on April 26, 2015. Incumbent president Nursultan Nazarbayev was easily reelected with more than 97 percent of the votes. The majority of the electorate understood that the election was organized to be a confirmation vote for the president.
The Central Asia Collection at the Global Resources Center (GRC) is devoted to the research needs of those actively engaged in Central Asian Studies. The GRC Central Asia library guide and collection includes resources on Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Kazkahstan, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan.
A new report by the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project on Gulnara Karimova’s efforts to control the telecoms sector in Uzbekistan as a follow up to the March 3rd event Open Society Foundations hosted on corruption in Uzbekistan.
December 21, 2014, Uzbekistan witnessed the 5th post-Constitutional Parliamentary and City Councils elections and were commended by more than 300 international observers from 50 countries and international organizations such as OSCE/ODIHR, SCO, OIC, Association of World Election bodies (AWEB) and CIS.