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Call for Policy Brief proposals and contributions to Academy Yearbook for Policy Analysis, 2019

25 April - 7 April, 2021

Event venue: OSCE Academy in Bishkek

Call for Policy Brief proposals and contributions to Academy Yearbook for Policy Analysis, 2019

The OSCE Academy in Bishkek is welcoming proposals for its Central Asia Policy Briefs Series on topics related to comprehensive security and development in Central Asia, to be further published, as analytical papers, in the Academy Yearbook for Policy Analysis, 2019 (Russian language). The topics may cover various facets of comprehensive security and development, including, but not limited to, socioeconomic determinants of security, identity-based conflicts, politics and religion, security organizations, economic development, international relations, the Belt and Road Initiative, regional cooperation, the situation in Afghanistan, and in other neighboring states.

Central Asia Policy Briefs are intended to foster interaction among policy, expert, and scholarly communities. The policy briefs are published online in pdf format and are made available on the Academy’s website and Facebook page. Submissions can be made in English or Russian. The Academy seeks in the future to make selected issues available in Central Asian languages as well. Submission guidelines can be downloaded from here  Chicago style manuscript is used for the Policy Briefs; you can access guidelines from

You may access the Academy Yearbook for Policy Analysis, 2018, from here , that includes selected works of researchers from the region and beyond, written over the past few years, and specifically edited and translated into Russian for this new collection. This first volume consists of three sections, combining articles on thematic areas. In the first section, the authors analyze the socio-economic challenges of different levels facing the countries of Central Asia. The second section is devoted to a comprehensive review of the dialogue between the citizen and the state. Articles from the third, final, part of the collection examine the current issues of security and international cooperation.

The OSCE Academy offers an honorarium of 200 Euro per Policy Brief publication and contributions to the Academic Yearbook, and it provides with a peer review process, proofreading support, and further guidance. There is no submission deadline as we accept proposals on the rolling basis. However, if you would like to publish your work in 2019 yearbook, please submit your ready work by 15 November, 2019.

You may send your proposal and short CV of no more than one page to Venera Mambaeva, Research and Training Assistant via email: The Academy will support you in the further process of submitting a policy paper.
Please do not hesitate to use the same email if you need further information.

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