Elmira Satybaldieva is a Senior Research Fellow at the Conflict Analysis Research Centre, University of Kent. Her main research interest is in politics in the post-Soviet space, with a particular focus on grassroots activism and international development in Central Asia. She is currently researching Chinese, Russian and Western investment strategies in Central Asia and their varied implications for the region. She has been researching the region for over 15 years, and has published widely on social movements, development and political economy in the region. Her book with Balihar Sanghera, Rentier Capitalism and Its Discontents, is forthcoming with Palgrave Macmillan in 2021
Published in: oDR: FeatureCredit trap: debt and dispossession in Central Asia
Since the collapse of the USSR, credit has slowly taken hold as the only way to make ends meet in Kazakhstan and...
Published in: oDRGlobal capitalism in Central Asia and competing economic imaginaries
For the US, Russia and China, Central Asia is a space of competing economic influences.
Published in: oDRElections in Kyrgyzstan and the threat of inter-ethnic violence
Tensions in Kyrgyzstan are often reduced to a division between the north and south of the country, and it is widely...