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China caught between a rock and a hard place on Ukraine

Author/editor: Guo, X

Year published: 2022

Publication type: Policy Insights: Special Series

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Perceptions of China in Central Asia: Findings from an elite university in Bishkek

Author/editor: Rice, D

Year published: 2022

Publication type: Journal

China's growing involvement in Central Asia economically, culturally, politically and even militarily has been a contentious topic for people from the region. While some view China's involvement as offering Central Asian countries an opportunity for advancement, others view it in more negative ways...

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Regional Implications of China-Iran Strategic Ties

Author/editor: Saleh, A

Year published: 2022

Publication type: Policy Insights: Special Series

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Camera is My Weapon: The Discursive Development of Iranian Women and Cyber-Feminism

Camera is My Weapon: The Discursive Development of Iranian Women and Cyber-Feminism

Author/editor: Malekpour, M.

Year published: 2021

Publication type: Journal

The purpose of this study is to look at the major socio-political shifts and stages that Iranian women have experienced from the establishment of the 1907 Constitution until the recent 2018/2019 White Wednesday Campaigns, which saw women take to the streets and remove their hijab as a means of...

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Colour Psychology and the Mise-en-scene of War and Motherhood in Rakhshan Bani-Etemad and Mohsen Abdolvahab’s Gilaneh

Colour Psychology and the Mise-en-scene of War and Motherhood in Rakhshan Bani-Etemad and Mohsen Abdolvahab’s Gilaneh

Author/editor: Malekpour, M

Year published: 2021

Publication type: Journal

The mother figure has been represented in Iranian cinema through a patriarchal lens, especially after the 1979 Islamic Revolution. Although women had freedom in pre-revolutionary Iran, roles for women in film were still limited to stereo-typical characters. After the Islamic Revolution in 1979, the...

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Do Kazakhstanis care about their kin in Xinjiang?

Author/editor: Dukeyev, B.

Year published: 2021

Publication type: Media

The potential threat of ‘Chinese expansion’ has mobilised Kazakhstanis at home, yet the plight of ethnic Kazakhs in Xinjiang has not.

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Father Alexander (Zarkashev), current priest of the Russian Orthodox Church of St Nicholas conducting prayers in the Russian section of the Doulab Christian Cemetery in Tehran in 2019 (M. James Personal Collection).

Exploring the Russian Refugee Diaspora in Iran, 1930-1955

Author/editor: James, M

Year published: 2021

Publication type: Other

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Political Liberalization and Emerging Civil Society in Uzbekistan: The Cases of Public Reaction to Demolition Program and the Use of Forced Labor

Political Liberalization and Emerging Civil Society in Uzbekistan: The Cases of Public Reaction to Demolition Program and the Use of Forced Labor

Author/editor: Ubaydullaeva, D.

Year published: 2021

Publication type: Journal

Conventional wisdom highlights civil society as an integral component of a democratic society. Due to the dominance of the state in all aspects of life, civil society was largely absent in Uzbekistan until the change of government in 2016. The new President Mirziyoyev’s liberalization policy...

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Securitization of Higher Education Expansion in Authoritarian States: Uzbekistan’s Seemingly “Elite” Tertiary System

Author/editor: Ubaydullaeva, D.

Year published: 2021

Publication type: Journal

While many states move from elite to mass higher education (HE) systems, little is known as to why some authoritarian developing states resist this transition. In post-Soviet Uzbekistan the tertiary system was consciously restricted to cover roughly 10% of the population; a situation that continued...

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Student online protests in Uzbekistan: democratization of higher education as concomitant to the COVID-19 crisis?

Author/editor: Ubaydullaeva, D.

Year published: 2021

Publication type: Journal

The democratization of higher education (HE) has been interpreted from various perspectives in many country-specific case studies. Yet, it has been overlooked that in authoritarian regimes the democratization of HE may involve the development of freedom of expression, an element taken for granted...

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