Luca Anceschi lectures in Central Asian Studies at the University of Glasgow. Follow him on Twitter @anceschistan
Published in: oDR: OpinionThe week that changed Kazakhstan forever
As Russian troops enter the country, hopes of a peaceful resolution are dashed
Published in: oDR: OpinionKazakhstan’s Eurasian illusions
Trying to find out what “Eurasia” means for Kazakhstan’s foreign policy turned out to be much harder than predicted.
Nazarbayev's resignation and the end of post-Soviet politics in Kazakhstan
The "lifelong leader" of Kazakhstan has resigned, putting an end to a 30-year rule — and opening up space to reflect...
Modernising authoritarianism in Uzbekistan
Uzbekistan’s so-called “spring” is more about upgrading this Central Asian state than providing political freedoms.
A terminal crisis in Turkmenistan?
While Turkmens are told they’re living in a “golden age”, food shortages, labour unrest and unemployment are on the...
Turkmenistan’s electoral denial
On the eve of another sham election, Turkmenistan’s rulers aren’t taking the need for change seriously. Have they...