John Heathershaw is Associate Professor of International Relations at the University of Exeter and director of the Central Asian Political Exiles (CAPE) project. In 2015-16, he chaired the Central Eurasian Studies Society Taskforce on fieldwork safety.
The struggle for freedom of speech in Tajikistan: Khayrullo Mirsaidov and the question of international responsibility
The conviction of a well-known journalist once again raises the question of the international community’s attitude...
The Skripal attack and the post-Soviet practice of extraterritorial security
Traditional methods of national security fail to address “extraterritorial security” and the context of global...
Academic freedom in Tajikistan: critical engagement and solidarity
If academic solidarity and forms of critical engagement with Tajikistan are going to emerge, we must first recognise...
Academic freedom in Tajikistan endangered: what is to be done?
In Tajikistan, academic freedom is severly under threat. But how should the international academic community respond?
How can we explain radicalisation among Central Asia’s migrants?
Central Asia isn’t to blame for “exporting terrorism”, but the stigmatising experience of migration could be....
The ‘Muslim radicalisation of Central Asia’ is a dangerous myth
Security think-tanks and expert communities in the Western world are perpetuating the dangerous myth that Muslim...