Central Asian Affairs

Central Asian Affairs is a peer-reviewed quarterly journal. 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.

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Volume 5 (2018)

Volume 1 (2014)

Editorial Committee at GW

Editor-in-Chief: Marlene Laruelle
Managing Editor: Sebastien Peyrouse
Associate editors: Henry Hale, Sean Roberts, Peter Rollberg

Editorial Board

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, Director, Center for Central Asian Studies, KIMEP, Kazakhstan
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 Defence Studies and Analyses, Delhi, India
Tomohiko Uyama, Director, Slavic Research Center, Sapporo University, Japan