Central Asia Policy Briefs

Central Asia Policy Briefs

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. 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, ethnopolitics, security organizations, economic development, international relations, the situation in Afghanistan and 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 here. Chicago style manuscript is used for the Policy Briefs; you can access guidelines here. The OSCE Academy offers an honorarium of 150 Euro per Policy Brief publication and provides with a peer review process, proofreading support, and further guidance. There is no submission deadline as we accept proposals on the rolling basis.

Latest Publications under the Central Asia Policy Briefs Series

 

Policy Brief No.44

AFGHANISTAN’S MINERAL RESERVES CATASTROPHE/QUANDARY: HOPES AND FEARS CONCERNING THE DEVELOPMENT OF MINERAL RESERVES

By Mahdi Frough Download

Policy Brief No.43

TRANQUILITY OR TURBULENCE IN TASHKENT? UZBEKISTAN IN THE POST-KARIMOV ERA

By Charles J. Sullivan Download

Policy Brief No.42

RUSSIAN MEDIA DISCOURSES ON SYRIAN REFUGEES IN EUROPE AND CENTRAL ASIAN LABOUR MIGRANTS IN RUSSIA: RUSSIA FOR RUSSIANS, EUROPE FOR…?

By Rashid Gabdulhakov Download

Policy Brief No.41

RADICALIZATION AND VIOLENT EXTREMISM IN CENTRAL ASIA AND AFGHANISTAN

By Muhammad Idrees Download

 

Policy Brief No.40

EXTREMISM IN TERMS OF SYSTEMIC TRANSFORMATION IN CONTEMPORARY KYRGYZSTAN

By Elmira Toktosunova Download

 

Policy Brief No.39

FACTORS INFLUENCING FORMATION OF ELECTORAL OPINION IN THE KYRGYZ REPUBLIC

By Dmitrii Lazarenko Download

 

Policy Brief No.38

CONTEXTUALIZING THE ISSUE OF RETURNEES AND ANALYZING RELEVANT INTERNATIONAL EXPERIENCE APPLICABLE TO CENTRAL ASIA

By Chingiz Batyrbekov Download

 

Policy Brief No.37

FAMILY PLANNING TRAININGS FOR THE NEWLYWEDS IN TAJIKISTAN

By Madina Muratova Download

 

Policy Brief No.36

CLIMATE CHANGE AS A POLITICAL THREAT MULTIPLIER IN CENTRAL ASIA

By Lidiya Chikalova Download

 

Policy Brief No.35

LGBT IN KYRGYZSTAN: FROM ANTI-GAY PROPAGANDA BILL TO HATE CRIME?

By Sappho M. Bonheur Download

 

Policy Brief No.34

CORRUPTION IN UZBEK HIGHER EDUCATION: DETRIMENTAL IMPURITY FOR THE FUTURE 

By Albina Yun Download

 

Policy Brief No.33

INCLUSION OF SMALL FARMERS INTO PRODUCTION VALUE CHAINS THROUGH STRENGTHENING AGRICULTURAL COOPERATIVES IN KAZAKHSTAN

By Gulaikhan Kubayeva Download

 

Policy Brief No.32

SECURITY OF THE CENTRAL ASIAN ENERGY SYSTEM: INSTITUTIONAL VERSUS STATE INTERESTS

By Farkhod Aminjonov Download

 

Policy Brief No.31

ADDRESSING THE DAESH THREAT IN THE CONTEXT OF CENTRAL ASIA 

By Belek Ibraev Download

 

Policy Brief No.30

SOCIALIZATION IN VIOLENCE AND THE POST-2014 APPROACH IN AFGHANISTAN

By Svetlana Dzardanova Download

 

Policy Brief No.29

REGIME SECURITY VERSUS HUMAN SECURITY: THE CASE OF AN UPRISING IN KYRGYZSTAN, 2010

By Almakan Orozobekova and Alexander Wolters Download

 

Policy Brief No.28

THE ETHNO-POLITICAL PROCESSES IN MODERN KYRGYZSTAN: ANALYSIS OF 2010-2015 YEARS

By Elmira Toktosunova (Russian version only) Download

 

Policy Brief No.27

TAJIKISTAN IN THE GLOBAL SOUTH: DEVELOPMENT DIPLOMACY, NONTRADITIONAL SECURITY AND INTERNATIONAL PRESTIGE

By Jason E. Strakes Download

 

Policy Brief No.26

THE OSCE IN CENTRAL ASIA: VICTIM OF GEOPOLITICS OR PROMOTER OF DEMOCRACY? A VIEW FROM UZBEKISTAN

By Farkhod Tolipov Download
 

 

Policy Brief No.25

TAPI AND CASA-1000: WIN-WIN TRADE BETWEEN CENTRAL ASIA AND SOUTH ASIA

By Sayed Masood Sadat Download

 

Policy Brief No.24

ETHNIC MINORITIES’ POLITICAL MOBILIZATION: CASES OF UZBEKS AND PAMIRIS. FROM THE TAJIK CIVIL WAR TO THE 2012/2014 KHOROG EVENTS

By Azizzhon Berdykulov Download

 

Policy Brief No.23

STATE REGULATION OF RELIGION IN KAZAKHSTAN: RECONSIDERATION OF APPROACHES 

By Sergey Marinin Download

 

Policy Brief No.22

AFGHANISTAN'S GROWING ETHNIC AND LINGUISTIC DIVIDES: TIME TO ADDRESS THEM

By Arwin Rahi Download

 

Policy Brief No.21

LABOUR MIGRATION FROM CENTRAL ASIA TO RUSSIA: ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL IMPACT ON THE SOCIETIES OF KYRGYZSTAN, TAJIKISTAN, AND UZBEKISTAN

By Irina Malyuchenko Download

 

Policy Brief No.20

ECONOMIC IMPACT OF THE EURASIAN ECONOMIC UNION ON CENTRAL ASIA

By Gulaikhan Kubayeva Download

 

Policy Brief No.19

THE EFFECTS OF THE UKRAINE CRISIS ON TAJIKISTAN

By Uguloy Mukhtorova Download

 

Policy Brief No.18

LESSONS OF THE OSCE POLICE ASSISTANCE IN CENTRAL ASIA WITH A CASE STUDY OF KYRGYZSTAN

By Reina Artur kyzy Download

 

Policy Brief No.17

CHINA AS SECURITY PROVIDER IN CENTRAL ASIA POST 2014: A REALISTIC PERSPECTIVE?

By Dr Fabio Indeo Download

 

Policy Brief No.16

MIGRANTS’ RE-ENTRY BANS TO THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION: THE TAJIK STORY

By Karolina Kluczewska Download

 

Policy Brief No.15

THE JUNE 2010 ‘EVENTS’ FOUR YEARS ON: PAST, PRESENT, FUTURE

By Franco Galdini Download

 

Policy Brief No.14

GEOGRAPHICAL ENCLAVES OF THE FERGHANA VALLEY: DO GOOD FENCES MAKE GOOD NEIGHBORS?

By Rashid Gabdulhakov Download

 

Policy Brief No.13

CENTRAL ASIA'S NATURAL GAS: THE PITFALLS OF ENERGY EXPORT DIVERSIFICATION

By Farkhod Aminjonov Download

 

Policy Brief No.12

AFGHANISTAN’S TRANSITION TOWARDS 2014: IMPLICATIONS FOR CENTRAL ASIA

By Said Reza Kazemi Download






 

Policy Brief No.11

IS THERE A VIABLE FUTURE FOR US POLICY IN CENTRAL ASIA?

By Dr. Roger Kangas Download

 

Policy Brief No.10

KHOROG MILITARY OPERATION AND MARTIAL STATUS OF THE TAJIKISTAN ARMED FORCES

By Faredun Hodizoda (Russian version only) Download

 

Policy Brief No.9

AFGHANISTAN: STATE, BOUNDARIES, AND THE THREATS OF PERPETUAL CONFLICT

By Elham Gharji Download

 

Policy Brief No.8

COOPERATION OF MASS MEDIA AND GOVERNMENT BODIES IN JALAL-ABAD

By Valentina Galitch (Russian version only)  Download

 

Policy Brief No.7

INSTABILITY IN TAJIKISTAN? THE ISLAMIC MOVEMENT OF UZBEKISTAN AND THE AFGHANISTAN FACTOR

By Christian Bleuer Download

 

Policy Brief No.6

THE ARAB SPRING: IMPLICATIONS FOR EUROPE-EURASIAN RELATIONS?

By Graeme P. Herd and Violetta Yan Download

 

Policy Brief No.5

TRANSIT AGREEMENTS, SECURITY COOPERATION AND AFGHANISTAN STABILIZATION

By Gregory Gleason Download

 

Policy Brief No.4

THE STATE AT ITS BORDERS: THE INTERNAL DIMENSIONS OF KYRGYZSTAN’S BORDER SECURITY

By Katarzyna Czerniecka Download

 

Policy Brief No.3

TRUST IN A TRADITIONAL, TOLERANT AND TRANSPARENT MULTI-LEVEL GAME? THE KAZAKHSTANI OSCE CHAIRMANSHIP 2010

By Anna Kreikemeyer Download

 

Policy Brief No.2

COMPARING INDIA'S AND CHINA'S APPROACHES IN CENTRAL ASIA

By Ajay Patnaik Download

 

Policy Brief No.1

RESURRECTING AN ENERGY TARIFF POLICY IN KYRGYZSTAN

By David Gullette Download