This rubric lists selected top MA theses produced by students of the OSCE Academy. MA thesis is an independent research work that each student has to complete in order to successfully graduate from the graduate programmes of the Academy. Topics are selected by students independently, while thesis supervisors provide assistance during the process of writing.
Below are the best of the MA theses of both MA programmes selected in the latest round of theses defences. More theses will be uploaded as new cohorts of students graduate every year.
MA in Politics and Security
Aaron Pinto, "METRICS THAT MATTER: A PROTOTYPE 'COMPREHENSIVE SECURITY INDEX' FOR THE OSCE COMMUNITY," MA Thesis, defended on 7 December 2017, OSCE Academy in Bishkek, 134 pp. (Supervisors: Dr. Payam Foroughi and Dr. Pál Dunay).
Inna Kuzmenko, "THE OSCE IN THE 21ST CENTURY: A SIMULACRUM IN INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS?" MA Thesis, defended in December 2016, OSCE Academy in Bishkek, 44 pp. (Supervisor: Dr. Payam Foroughi).
Anna Savchenko, "PROMISING CHANGES? THE OFFICIAL DISCOURSE IN SOCIAL MODERNIZATION IN INDEPENDENT KAZAKHSTAN," MA Thesis, defended in September 2015, OSCE Academy in Bishkek, 73 pp. (Supervisor: Ms. Kristin Fiaestad).
Nurbek Bekmurzaev, "INDEPENDENT ISLAM IN CENTRAL ASIA: REASONS BEHIND INDEPENDENT ISLAMIC LEADERS’ RESISTANCE TOWARDS THE STATE CONTROL OF RELIGION IN KYRGYZSTAN", thesis defended in September 2014, OSCE Academy in Bishkek.
MA in Economic Governance and Development
Aikerim Motukeeva, "EXCHANGE RATE PASS-THROUGH INTO DOMESTIC PRICES IN KAZAKHSTAN", thesis defended in April 2015, OSCE Academy in Bishkek.
Ilimbek uulu Talgat, "COMPETITION IN THE KYRGYZ BANKING INDUSTRY: EMPIRICAL STUDY BASED ON PANZAR AND ROSSE MODEL", thesis defended in April 2014, OSCE Academy in Bishkek.
Daniiar Moldokanov, "TOTAL PUBLIC DEBT SUSTAINABILITY: EMPIRICAL ASSESSMENT OF THE SOLVENCY ISSUE IN THE CASE OF THE KYRGYZ REPUBLIC." MA Thesis, Defended on 6 September 2013, OSCE Academy in Bishkek (Supervisor: Aibek Baibagyshuulu).