Re-Thinking the EU’s Contentious Role in Central Asia’s Borderlands

2021 has been a restless year for Central Asia – from Sadyr Japarov’s rise to the presidency in Kyrgyzstan to interethnic tensions in Kazakhstan and low-level violence in Tajikistan’s Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Region.[1] Next door in Afghanistan, the Taliban captured Kabul and formed a new government. Bishkek has taken a cautious stance vis-à-vis the new neighbours, Tashkent has tried to keep out Afghan refugees, while Dushanbe has adopted harsh rhetoric and aims to fortify the Tajik-Afghan border with Chinese support.[2] Russia, meanwhile, has shored up military exercises with its Central Asian allies ⋙

Debate, European Union, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Central Asia

Research Highlights

Conference Call for Papers: The Role of Women’s Civil Society Organizations in Peace Processes

On 5th-6th April 2022, the University of Siena and the University of Milano, in collaboration with the Scuola ⋙

Sant'Anna Seasonal School on “African Perspectives: Change, Conflicts, Connections”

From 7th until 11th March 2022, Prof. Francesco Strazzari coordinates the intensive Seasonal  School  in “African Perspectives: Change, ⋙

Roundtables on Geopolitics and IR, 13-14 January 2022 (SSSA-SGRI)

Roundtable 1 : The “return of geopolitics” and the study of International Relations On Thursday, 13th January, from 15 ⋙

ERIS Emerging Research in International Security

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