Past events

07
Aug
2020

At the Pole of Inaccessibility: Khorgos, SREB and Visions for Kazakh-Chinese Connectivity

Kazakhstan has been closely linked to China’s Silk Road Economic Belt (SREB) since President Xi Jinping first announced the initiative in Astana in 2013.  In...
10
Jul
2020

Armenians: Ethnic and Religious Minorities in Iran

Iran is a country composed of different ethnic and religious minorities. Among them are the Armenian Christians who, although less than one per cent of the...
19
Jun
2020

Fieldwork Reflections: Internationalisation in Uzbekistan’s higher education development

Uzbekistan has undergone significant reforms over the last three years. The education sector is one area experiencing change. The government of Uzbekistan...
22
May
2020

Covid-19 in the Middle East & Central Asia; the Knowns and Unknowns

Are authoritarian regimes better at offering public goods in time of crisis and can we really know what is going on in these countries? The Majlis at The...
15
May
2020

Afghanistan's Intersecting Challenges

Abstract  Afghanistan currently faces the problem of multiple intersecting challenges. Three in particular are dominating the current political environment....
17
Apr
2020

Qatar: Small State, Big Ambitions and a Rapidly-Growing Role in the Middle East

 A Virtual Majlis  The first Majlis for this year will now be virtual one.  We invite CAIS staff and students to join us online via Zoom.  Qatar: Small State...
15
Apr
2020

Iran: Coronavirus, Internal Security and State Legitimacy

As of March 7th, Iran has confirmed almost 6,000 coronavirus infections and 145 deaths as the number of cases worldwide passed 100,000, officials say. As one...

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