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.

Volume 9 (2022)

Volume 8 (2021)

Volume 7 (2020)

Volume 6 (2019)

Volume 5 (2018)

Volume 4 (2017)

Volume 3 (2016)

Volume 2 (2015)


The Islamic Revival Party of Tajikistan: Episodes of Islamic Ac-tivism, Postconflict Accommodation, and Political Marginaliza-tion by Tim Epkenhans

Power, “Original” Islam, and the Reactivation of a Religious Utopia in Kara-Suu, Kyrgyzstan by Aurélie Biard

Switching to Satr: An Ethnography of the Particular in Wom-en’s Choices in Head Coverings in Tajikistan by Marintha Miles


Sophie Roche, Domesticating Youth: Youth Bulges and their Socio political Implications in Tajikistan (New York, Oxford: Berghahn, 2014)

Table of Contents

Volume 1 (2014)

Editor-in-Chief: Diana Kudaibergenova
Managing Editor: Sebastien Peyrouse
Associate Editors: Henry Hale, Sean Roberts, Cory Welt Cory Welt 

Gardner Bovingdon, Assistant Professor, Indiana University Bloomington, USA
Alexander Cooley, Tow Professor, Barnard College, Columbia University, USA
Sally Cummings, Professor, Saint Andrew University, United Kingdom
Antonio Giustozzi, London School of Economics, United Kingdom
Pauline Jones Luong, Professor, Michigan University, USA
Zhao Huasheng, Director, Center for Central Eurasian Studies, Fudan University, Shanghai, China
Nargis Kassenova, Senior Fellow at the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies of Harvard University
Andrei Kazantsev, Director of the Analytical Center, MGIMO, Moscow, Russia
Simbal Khan, Senior Research Fellow, Institute for Strategic Studies, Islamabad, Pakistan
Eric McGlinchey, Associate Professor, George Mason University, USA
Neil Melvin, SIPRI, Stockholm, Sweden
Nazif Shahrani, Professor, Indiana University Bloomington, USA
Meena Singh Roy, Senior Research Fellow, Institute for Defense Studies and Analyses, Delhi, India
Tomohiko Uyama, Director, Slavic Research Center, Sapporo University, Japan