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CAP Director Marlene Laruelle discusses what the reforms could mean for President Nursultan Nazarbayev in this article for World Politics Review.
Latest article by CAP director Marlene Laruelle
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.
The passing of Islom Karimov, the first president of independent Uzbekistan, in the late summer of 2016 raises important questions for the whole Central Asian region and for those who study it.
New publication by CAP Director Marlene Laruelle through The Jamestown Foundation.
What little we know suggests that the non-religious reasons Central Asians join ISIS are more important than the religious factors often cited by analysts.
John Heathershaw and David W. Montgomery
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
Article reposted from Eurasianet.org. “When it comes to religious affairs in Central Asia, authorities are relying on Soviet methods even as they aspire to move away from the Soviet legacy.”
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.
The Future of Central Asian Studies: A Eulogy Posted on March 8, 2015 by Sarah Kendzior Reposted by Central Asia Program from http://sarahkendzior.com on April 8, 2015.
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.
Access the TOC IIAS Newsletter 70 – Central and Inner Asia: New Challenges for Independent Research
The Kazakhstan Institute for Strategic Studies recently released a report on the 10 most important issues facing Central Asia in 2015.
Each of the five Central Asian countries has its own perception of the Ukrainian crisis. Each of these perceptions is far from monolithic and can be divided into several components…
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.