News & Analysis Sites: My recommended sources in English for tracking current events in Central Asia. Most have a focus on political elites, macro-level economy, international relations, security, and policy.
- EurasiaNet reports & analyses (Open Society Institute, Soros Foundation)
- The Central Asia-Caucasus Institute (Johns Hopkins U)
- Institute for War & Peace Reporting (London-based non-profit org)
- RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty (RFE/RL) articles & podcasts (Washington DC-based non-profit corporation funded by U.S. government)
- The Jamestown Foundation (Washington DC-based institute for research & analysis on Eurasia, Russia & China; has US Cold War origins)
- PONARS Eurasia: Round up on research and journalism on the region (Program on New Approaches to Research and Security in Eurasia, George Washington U)
- Central Asia Program (George Washington U): CAP Publications Menu
- The International Crisis Group – ICG (non-governmental org; no longer keeps up with Central Asia much)
Research Exchange Forums:
The Central Eurasian Studies Society Blog, featuring thought pieces, research reports, photo essays, and thematic columns on the broader region from Turkey to Mongolia, including China, Russia, and Central Asia.
Wikistan is a (developing) global collaborative, multidisciplinary community of research, expertise and communication on Central Eurasia. Based at CNRS (National Center for Scientific Research) and EHESS (School of Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences) in Paris, France.
The Central Asian Analytical Network features projects & critical thinking by researchers from Central Asia concerning political, social, economic and cultural issues, in Russian, Central Asian languages, and English.
Specific Topics in Central Asia & its Global Context:
- On Development: http://hdr.undp.org/en/countries
- On Human Rights: http://www.hrw.org/en/europe/central-asia
- On Migration: http://www.iom.int/cms/en/sites/iom/home.html
- On Demography: World Population Data 2016
- On Music: http://www.musicofcentralasia.org
Introduction to Uzbekistan (resource developed at The Ohio State University)
On Osh, Kyrgyzstan:
- Interview of me on “Being Uzbek in Osh”, January 2018, from the Central Asia Program, George Washington University
- Multimedia experience of Osh, Kyrgyzstan: www.storyscapes.org
- Comparison of Osh during Soviet and post-Soviet periods. (Courtesy, Ed Schatz)