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The Central Asia Library Guide of the Global Resources Center (GRC), George Washington University

The Central Asia Collection at the Global Resources Center (GRC) is devoted to the research needs of those actively engaged in Central Asian Studies. See:

Institutions working on Central Asia

Centre for Conflict and Peace Studies (CAPS)

Afghanistan Research and Evaluation Unit (AREU)

Opinion Research Center of Afghanistan (ORCA)

Center for Economic and Social Development (CESD)

Economic Research Center (ERC)

Center for Strategic Studies under the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan (SAM)

Caucasus Research Resource Center-Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan Academy of Sciences – Institute of Oriental Studies

American Center for Mongolian Studies (ACMS)

Independent Research Institute of Mongolia (IRIM)

EBI Think Tank Institute

Mongolia International University

Institute of Mongolian Studies (IMS)

Institute for Political and International Studies (IPIS)

Ravand Institute for Economic and International Studies

Center for Strategic Research

International Institute for Caspian Studies (IICS)

Center for Scientific Research and Middle East Strategic Studies

Iranian Diplomacy

Central Asian Studies Center (CASC)

The Kazakhstan Institute for Strategic Studies (KISI)

Sange Research Center

Institute of World Economics and Policy (IWEP) – Foundation of the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan

Risk Assessment Group

Al-Farabi Carnegie Program on Central Asia

Public Policy Research Center (PPRC)

Institute for Comparative Social Research Studies (CESSI)

Central Asia Institute for Economic Strategies

Institute of Political Solutions (IPS)

R.B. Suleimenov Institute of Oriental Studies

Center for Military Strategic Research

The Pakistan Institute of International Affairs (PIIA)

Institute of Strategic Studies Islamabad (ISSI)

The Foundation for Research on International Environment, National Development and Security (FRIENDS)

Islamabad Policy Research Institute (IPRI)

Institute of Policy Studies (IPS)

Area Study Centre for Middle East and Arab Countries

American University of Central Asia

Central Asian Studies Institute (CASI)

AUCA Summer Language School

Institute for Public Policy (IPP)

Alexander Knyazev Public Foundation

Central Asian Research Center (ORASAM)

Institute for Strategic Analysis and Prognosis (ISAP)

University of Central Asia

Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC)

Russian Institute of Strategic Studies (RISI)

Institute of World Economy and International Relations (IMEMO)

Institute for International Studies (IIS)

Institute of Contemporary International Studies

Institute for International Economic and Political Studies (IMEPI)

Russian Center for Policy Studies (PIR Center)

Barnaul State Pedagogical University – Center for Regional Studies

Carnegie Moscow Center

Russian Academy of Sciences – Institute of Oriental Studies – Center for Central Asian, Caucasian and Volga-Urals Studies (CCACS)

Russian Academy of Sciences – Institute for Far Eastern Studies

Eurasia Heritage Foundation

Center for Strategic Studies under the President of the Republic of Tajikistan

Zerkalo Center for Sociological Research

Center for Geopolitical Studies

Sharq Research and Analysis Center

Tajik Academy of Sciences – Institute of Oriental Studies

Panorama Association

International Strategic Research Organisation (USAK)

Foundation for Political, Economic and Social Research (SETA)

Turkish Centre for International Relations & Strategic Analysis (TURKSAM)

Center for Eurasian Studies (AVIM)

Turkish Asian Center for Strategic Studies (TASAM)

Marmara University Institute of Turkic Studies

21st Century Turkey Institute

Center for International Strategy and Security Studies (USGAM)

Wise Men Center for Strategic Studies (BiLGESAM)

Avraysa Demokrasi Derneği

Center for Political Studies (CPS)

Regional Policy Foundation

University of World Economy and Diplomacy

Al-Biruni Institute of Oriental Studies


Charles University-Prague – Balkan, Eurasia, and Central European Studies

Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS)

Aleksanteri Institute

Crisis Management Initiative (CMI)

University of Helsinki – Department of World Cultures

University of Tampere – Proactive Conflict Management at Post-Soviet Deep Borders

The Finnish Institute of International Affairs

Center for the Study of the Russian World, the Caucasus and Central Europe (CERCEC)

Center for Turkish, Ottoman, Balkan, and Central Asia Studies (CETOBAC)

Iranian and Indian Worlds Research Unit

French Institute of International Relations (IFRI) – Russia/NIS Center

French Institute for Central Asian Studies

The Research Centre for East European Studies (Forschungsstelle Osteuropa –FSO)

German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP) – The Russian Federation/CIS research division

Humbolt University – Central Asian Seminar

Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology

German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP) – Berthold Beitz Center for Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, and Central Asia

University of Hamburg – Institute for Peace Research and Security Policy (IFSH)

Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (KAS)

Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES)

German Institute of Global and Area Studies (GIGA)

Asia Research Initiative (ARI)

Italian Society for Central Asian and Caucasian Studies (ASIAC)

Centre for the Study of Transition and Development (CESTRAD)

Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI)

Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO)

Centre for Eastern Studies (OSW)

Centre for Eastern Studies (OSW)

Casa Asia

Europe-Central Asia Monitoring (EUCAM – FRIDE)

Centre for Eastern Studies (OSW)

Casa Asia

Europe-Central Asia Monitoring (EUCAM – FRIDE)

Uppsala Centre for Russian and Eurasian Studies (UCRS)

Swedish Research Institute in Istanbul

Institute for Security and Development Policy (ISDP)

Institute for Central Asian and Caucasian Studies

Stockholm Institute of Transition Economics (SITE)

Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies

Center for Security Studies (CSS)


Chatham House

Association for Central Asian Civilizations and Silk Road Studies (ACANSRS)

The International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS)

Exeter Central Asian Studies

Centre of Contemporary Central Asia & the Caucasus

Cambridge Central Asia Forum

The School of International Relations, University of St. Andrews

Centre for Russian and East European Studies (CREES)

Russian and Eurasian Studies Centre

Institute of Middle East, Central Asia and Caucasus Studies

Central Asia Studies (CAS) Unit

Mongolia and Inner Asia Studies Unit

Centre for Russian, Central and East European Studies (CRCEES)

The Oxford Society for the Caspian and Central Asia (TOSCCA)

Centre for Euro-Asian Studies (CEAS)

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