Research Articles


Kruessmann, T. (2021) “Corporate Investigations in Compliance Matters: What Role for Legal Professional Privilege in Europe?”, European Business Law Review 32:2,  389-417

Kruessmann, T. (2021) “The Governance of Anti-Corruption on the Polar Silk Road”, Eurasian Geography and Economics, published online 28 September 2021.

Kruessmann, T. (2021) “Besondere Formen grenzüberschreitender Zusammenarbeit“ (Special Types of Cross-border Co-operation), in Armin Hatje and Peter-Christian Müller-Graff (eds.), Enzyklopädie Europarecht, 2nd edition, Vol. 11: Europäisches Strafrecht (ed. Martin Böse), Nomos: Baden-Baden 2021, 939-958. ISBN 978-3-8487-6473-0.

Kruessmann, T. (2021) “The Arctic as a Microcosmos for Selective Engagement between the EU and Russia”, in Fabienne Bossuyt and Peter van Elsuwege (eds.), Principled Pragmatism in Practice: The EU’s Policy towards Russia after Crimea, Brill: Leiden 2021, 290-309. ISBN 978-90-04-42391-6.

Kruessmann, T. (2021)“The Failure of Transnational Anti-Corruption Law: Civil Law Strategies Reconsidered”, in Régis Bismuth, Jan Dunin-Wasowicz and Philip M. Nichols (eds.), The Transnationalization of Anti-Corruption Law, Routledge Publishers: London 2021, 203-220. ISBN 9780367853013.

Kruessmann, T. (2021) “Towards a New Model of Transnational Governance in Anti-corruption. Hopeful New Beginnings in Central Asia?” in Fabienne Bossuyt and Bart Dessein (eds.), The EU, China and Central Asia: Regional Cooperation in A New Era”, Routledge: London 2021.

Kalra, P. (2021) ‘Locating Central Eurasia’s inherent resilience’, Cambridge Review of International Affairs, doi: 10.1080/09557571.2021.1993136

Khasanov, U. (2021) ‘New Regionalism in Central Asia’ Valdai Discussion Club. Article available here.

Ismailzade, F. (2021) ‘Long-term peace in Karabakh is possible’ Daily Sabah 10.11.21. Article available here

Kalra, P. and Saxena, S.S. (2021) ‘Globalizing local understanding of fragility in Eurasia.’ Journal of Eurasian Studies. September 2021. doi:10.1177/18793665211044839

Abstract: The article aims to introduce the underlying motivation and conceptual underpinning to the special issue entitled “Globalizing Local Understanding of Fragility in Eurasia.” The main purpose of this article is to problematize the popular opinion and portrayal of Central Asia (Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan) and more generally the countries of Eurasia and the Caucasus as inherently fragile states which are politically unstable and thus on the brink of collapse.The focus is on understanding the ‘local’ based on the historical analysis of development in the region, nodal points of urban development and community life, forms of social capital, and community resilience strategies in the wider Eurasian region.

Valiyev, A. and Babayev, A (20210 ‘Azerbaijani youth in transition: Is the state youth policy effective enough?’ Journal of Eurasian Studies

Ismailzade, F. (2021) ‘Small-scale steps towards long-term peace’.  Azerbaijan Trend News Agency. Article available here.

Khasanov, U. (2021) ‘Central Asia: Regional Security as a Process’, Valdai Discussion Club. Article available here.

Khasanov, U. (2021) ‘Uzbekistan and Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU): Current Level of Integration’, EMERIC – Korean Institute of Economic Policy.  English translation here; Korean original article here.

Korosteleva, E. and Petrova, I. (2021) ‘Societal Resilience in Belarus and the EU Response’, Journal of Common Market Studies, Annual Review. Advanced Online publication

Valiyev, A. and Valehli, F. (2021) ‘COVID-19 and Azerbaijan: Is the System Resilient Enough to Withstand the Perfect Storm?’, In Problems of Post-Communism Taylor & Francis Online, available here

Bossuyt, F. (2021) ‘The Influence of Interest Groups on the EU’s Foreign Policy: Assessing and Explaining the Influence of Human Rights NGOs on the EU’s Human Rights Promotion in the Post-Soviet Space’, Contemporary Politics,, available here

Kalra, P. (2020) ‘Pax Mongolica: Trade and Traders in the Mongol Empire’, In Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Asian History. Oxford University Press, doi:, available here

Umarov, A. (2021) ‘Modern Policy of Decentralisation of Public Administration in Uzbekistan’, Central Asian Bureau for Analytical Reporting (CABAR), 22 January, originally published in English and in Russian

Azmanova, A. (2021) ‘Here’s why US political dysfunction has reached its breaking point’, (with M. Auerback), Alternet, 16 January

Azmanova, A. (2020) ‘Viral Insurgencies: Can Capitalism Survive Covid?’, Theory and Event  (special issue, December)

Mammadova, L. and Valiyev, A. (2020) ‘Azerbaijan and European Higher Education Area: Students’ Involvement in Bologna Reforms’, Research in Educational Administration and Leadership 5 (4), pp 1083-1121, available here

Valiyev, A. and Gafarova, N. (2020) ‘COVID 19 and Azerbaijan: Short overview of emerging calls’, Analysis at Central Asian Analytical Network, available here

Valiyev, A. and Bilalova, S. (2020) ‘A battle for transportation routes in the Russian neighborhood: Is there a place for small states?’, Int Polit., available here

Heritage, A. and Lee, P.K. (2021) “Global Britain’: The UK in the Indo-Pacific’, The Diplomat, 8 January, available here

Kalra, P. (2020) Reflective Piece: ‘Is Central Asian history peripheral?’ Peripheral Histories, 14 December, available here

Turarbekova, R. (2020) ‘The Eurasian Network of Regional Initiatives and organisations: the elements of interconnectedness‘, Friedrich Ebert Stiftund, December (available in Russian and English)

  • Turarbekova, R. (2020) ‘Eurasian organisations: cooperation or integration?, pp. 8-12
  • Zheng, H. (2020) ’The Identity of Eurasian Economic Union: an analysis premised on the documents of the EAEU Supreme Council’, pp. 25-29
  • Korosteleva, E. (2020) ‘From the global to the local: the potential for cooperation in a multi-order order world of wider Eurasia’, pp. 30-34
  • Petrova, I. (2020) ‘Eastern Partnership 3.0: new trends’, pp. 40-45

Romanova, T. (2020) ‘EU-Russia relations at a new low – what now?’ EUREN Brief17, Russian International Affairs Council, 10 December, available here and as pdf

Valiyev A. and Gafarova N. (2020) “New big war in the South Caucasus and prospects for peace in Karabakh.” Pathways to Peace and Security, Vol. 2(59): 167-180. DOI: 10.20542/2307-1494-2020-2-167-180. The article is available as html version and pdf and the full text can be found here

Azmanova, A. and M. Auerback (2020), “The Precarity Election: Democrats ignored the working class once again”, The Scrum, 12 November

Ergun, A. and Valiyev, A. (2020) An Account on Karabakh War: Why Now and Then What? Panorama, E-publication, 10 November 2020

Zheng, H. (2020) ‘Fragile interdependence en: the case of Russia-EU relations’, Cambridge review of International Affairs, DOI: 10.1080/09557571.2020.1839018. available here.

Umarov, A. (2020) ‘War in the South Caucasus: Lessons for Central Asia’, Central Asian Bureau for Analytical Reporting (CABAR), 19 October, available here

Korosteleva, E. (2020) ‘Power, People, and Politics: Understanding the Belarus’s Crisis’, E-International Relations, 8 September, available here and reprinted by World Orders Forum here

Korosteleva, E. (2020) ‘A Changing Belarus? The Country in the Eye of the Storm’, LSE/Hertie Dahrendorf Forum Debating Europe, 5 August, available here

Turarbekova, R. (2020) ‘Belarusian-Sino Relations: their Evolution in the Context of COVID-19’, Journal of International Law and International Relations, 1-2:72-78, available here

Valiyev, A. (2020) ‘Attaining SDG8 in Azerbaijan: The challenges of economic transformation and job creation’, Working Paper No. 6, International Labour Organisation/SIDA Partnership on Employment, originally published here

Ismailzade, F. (2020) ‘Azerbaijan’s foreign policy priorities and the role of the Middle East’, 12 May, originally published by the Middle East Institute, available here

Valiyev, A. (2020) ‘Azerbaijan-EU Relations: More Opportunities on the Horizon’, in F. Shafiyev (ed.) Azerbaijan’s Geopolitical Landscape. Contemporary Issues, 1991-2018. University of Chicago Press, Ch. 3. For more information visit here

Bossuyt, F. (2020) ’The Perks of an Unlikely Couple: Why Cooperation between the EU and Russia in Central Asia is worth Considering?’, No.1 United Nations University UNU-CRIS. available here

Korosteleva, E., Petrova, I., and I. Merheim-Eyre (2020) ’The Eastern Partnership 3.0: Change or Continuity?’, 24 April, originally published by LSE/Hertie Dahrendorf forum Debating Europe, available here.

Buscaneanu, S. and E. Korosteleva (2020) ’The EU and the EaP Countries: how to “lose weight” and incentivise reform?’, GCRF COMPASS research brief

Abushov, K. (2020) ‘Drawing a boundary between structural factors and identity in ethnic conflict: Bringing back the role of identity’, Terrorism and Political Violence. Advance online publication. DOI:10.1080/09546553.2020.1717475 

Turarbekova, R. (2020) ‘Eurasian Economic Union: Belarus’ chairmanship begins’, 4 January (in Russian), available here

Turarbekova, R. (2019) ‘Belarus–China relations: the origins, formats, and structure’, 4 December (in Russian), available here

Turarbekova, R. (2019) ‘Eurasian integration: from post-Soviet to new regional projects’, Journal of the Belarusian State University. International Relations. Vol 2, available here

Abushov, K. (2019) ‘Refining the Line of Distinction between Ethnic Conflict and Security Dilemma: Towards a Theory of Identity Driven Ethnic Conflict’, Civil Wars, 329-61, available here

Petrova, I. (2019) ‘Inter-parliamentary cooperation in post-Soviet space: exploring blind spots of regional dynamics’ In: Raube, K., Müftüler-Baç, M. & J. Wouters ‘Parliamentary Cooperation and Diplomacy in EU External Relations’, Edward Elgar, DOI: 10.4337/9781786438850.00036

Khasanov, U. (2019) ‘BRI in Changing Central Asian Economics’, Problems of International and Regional Economy, Tashkent: UWED No.2 (76), available here 

Nurulla-Khodzaeva, N (2019) “Temptation of Michel Foucauld and Sufi’s Wanderings of a “Historian”‘, Questions of Philosophy [in Russian], Vol. 9, pp. 50-63. DOI:10.31857/S004287440006318-4

Valiyev, A. (2019) “China becomes a critically important player for the South Caucasus”, CAAN, September 24 (in Russian), available here

Valiyev, A. (2019) “10 Years of Eastern Partnership in Azerbaijan: still a long way to go”, Heinrich Boll Stiftung, Tbilisi, 13 September, available here

Van Gils, Eske (2019) Whose resilience? Resilience and regime strength in EU-Azerbaijan relations. In: Rouet, Gilles and Pascariu, Gabriela , eds. Resilience and the EU’s Eastern Neighbourhood Countries: From Theoretical Concepts to a Normative Agenda. Palgrave Macmillan.

Yuldasheva, M.N. (2019), Securtiy and Culture in Tajikistan, and in the world around. Bulletin of TNU. Bulletin of the Tajik National University (History, Archeology, Philosophy and Pedagogy) №9 (1455);

Shahidi, M. (2019), Europe’s Interest in Tajikistan increased after the Speech of the Leader of the Nation in the European Parliament

Kalra P. (2019), Islam and Partnership of Peace: Russia’s Peace Making Power in the Islamic World

Valiyev, A., Wallwork, L. (2019) Post-Soviet urban renewal and its discontent: gentrification by demolition in Baku, Urban Geography

Kudaibergenova, D.T. (2019) Religion, Power, and Contemporary Art in Central Asia: Visualizing and Performing Islam in ‘The Islamic Mediascape in Central Asia’, Central Asian Affairs (Special Issue) Vol.6, issue 2-3, pp.  224–252 

Kruessmann, T. (2019), ‘Tiptoeing around the Two Elephants in the Room: assessing the EU’s new Central Asia strategy’ , EUROPP LSE blog, 26 June

Korosteleva, E. and F. Bossuyt (2019) ‘The EU and Central Asia: New Opportunities or “the Same Old Song”?’, LSE IDEAS Dahrendorf Forum Debating Europe, 18 June

Korosteleva, E. (2019) ‘A Comedian, a President, and a Prime Minister: The 2019 presidential election in Ukraine’, LSE IDEAS Dahrendorf Forum ‘Debating Europe’, 17 April 2019

Salimov, F.N. (2019) Anticorruption activities in Tajikistan. Bulletin of TNU. Bulletin of the Tajik National University (History, Archaeology, Philosophy and Pedagogy),  1. –С. 79-83

Shahidi, M. (2019), On our Visit of European Parliament, and presenting Tajikistan

Abushov, K., (2019) Russian foreign policy towards the Nagorno-Karabakh article: prudent geopolitics, incapacity or identity? East European Politics 35 (I)

Paikin, Z. (2019) ‘Russia’s Pivot to the East: Where does it leave the EU?’ Commentary, ECFR, 21 February

Valiyev, A. & Mamishova, N.  (2019): Azerbaijan’s foreign policy towards Russia since independence: compromise achieved, Southeast European and Black Sea Studies, DOI: 10.1080/14683857.2019.1578053

Ayvazyan, A. & Petrova, I. (2018) ‘Нормативная роль ЕС в Армении: факторы восприятия’ [Normative Role of the EU in Armenia: Factors of Perception], Мировая Экономика и Международные Отношения [World Economy and International Relations] 62(4), 91-102.

Petrova, I. & Ayvazyan, A. (2018) ‘Perceptions of the EU’s Power in the Eastern Partnership Region: The case of Armenia’ European Foreign Affairs Review, 23,  61 – 78. Available here

Umarov, A. (2018), Initiatives of the Republic of Uzbekistan in the Afghan direction: potential opportunities and risks. UWED interdisciplinary scientific and theoretical journal. 1, pp.33-43, UWED–Press, Tashkent

Khasanov, U. (2018), On International Experience for Education Process of Foreign Service Specialists.  International Relations: UWED interdisciplinary scientific and theoretical journal. 3

Khasanov, U. (2018), Economic Security as a Prism of National Interests. International Relations: UWED interdisciplinary scientific and theoretical journal. 2.

Rakhimov, A. (2018), Digest of Foreign Literature: The Book of Marlene Laurelle “The Central Asia-Afghanistan Relationship: From Soviet Intervention to the Silk Road Initiatives”. International Relations: UWED interdisciplinary scientific and theoretical journal. 1,  pp. 111-116, UWED–Press, Tashkent.

Rakhimov, A. (2018), Tashkent Conference on Afghanistan in the Assessments of Foreign Experts and Researchers. International Relations: UWED interdisciplinary scientific and theoretical journal. 1, pp. 44-55, UWED–Press, Tashkent

Salimov, F.N. (2018), Religious fanaticism as a pathological transformation of the religious feeling of a believer, Bulletin of TNU. Bulletin of the Tajik National University (History, Archaeology, Philosophy and Pedagogy), 10. – C.267–267; UDC: 930.25

Salimov, F.N. (2018), Tajikistan and its Human Capital Development Strategy, Bulletin of TNU. Bulletin of the Tajik National University (History, Archaeology, Philosophy and Pedagogy), 9. – C.57-63. UDC: 930.25 (575.3).

Abdullaev, S. (2018), Historical, cultural and civilizational interrelations of the peoples of Uzbekistan and Afghanistan. International Relations: UWED interdisciplinary scientific and theoretical journal. 1, pp. 44-55, UWED–Press, Tashkent

Kalra, P. (2018) Qirghiz Qaghanate in ‘Making the Kyrgyz’, Cambridge Scientific Publishers

Kudaibergenova, D, T. (2018) ‘Misunderstanding Abai and the Legacy of the Canon: “Neponyatnii” and “Neponyatii” Abai in Contemporary Kazakhstan’, Journal of Eurasian Studies, 9(1), pp. 20-29

Kudaibergenova, D, T. ‘Compartmentalized Ideology: Presidential Addresses and Legitimation in Kazakhstan’ in Isaacs, R. and Frigerio, A., Theorizing Central Asian Politics. The State, Ideology and Power. Palgrave Macmillan International Political Theory Series (Palgrave, 2018)

Kudaibergenova, D.T. and B. Shin, (2018) ‘Authors and Authoritarianism in Central Asia: Failed Agency and Nationalising Authoritarianism’ in Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan, Asian Studies Review 42(2), pp. 304-422 

Kalra, P.  (April 2018) ‘The Silk Road and the Political Economy of the Mongol Empire: Yuan and Ilkhanid exchanges in the 13th century’, Conference Proceedings, International Conferenece on ‘Silk Road Travellers’ Texts from the 13th-14th centuries: Bibliography and Research’ Zhejiang Normal University, China

Honoma, M. (2018) (Director of Central Asia and Mongolia, EBRD), ‘Banking in Central Asia and Mongolia since 1875’, P. Kalra,  (ed.) Cambridge Central Asia Forum Book Series,

Shahidi, M. (2018), Tajiks have historical experience in responding to the challenges of the time 

Shahidi, M. (2018), The Contribution of GCRF-COMPAS in the Formation of a New Inter-university Cooperation

Valiyev, A., U.S. Disengagement from the South Caucasus: The Throne Is Never Vacant,  (2018), PONARS Eurasia

Nurulla-Khodzhaeva, N.T. (2018) Decolonization via new understanding of Sufism,  DOI 10.24833/2071-8160-2018-3-60-139-160 

Van Gils, E. (2018). ‘Azerbaijan’s foreign policy strategies in relations with the EU: Successful resistance and pursued influence’, Europe-Asia Studies 70 (5): 738-758

Korosteleva, E. (2018) ‘Paradigmatic or Critical? Resilience as a New Turn in EU governance for the Neighbourhood’, Journal of International Relations and Development. July 2018

Buzgalin, A. (2018), The key to understanding the contradictions of the modern economy (to the 200th anniversary of the birth of Karl Marx), DOI: 10.23683/2073-6606-2018-16-2-83-98

Korosteleva, E. ‘Challenges of a Changing European Neighbourhood’, in A. Marchetti, T. Demmelhuber, and T. Schumacher  (eds.) The Routledge Handbook on the European Neighbourhood Policy  (Routledge, 2017) Ch.15 ISBN 9781138913721

Korosteleva, E. (2017) ‘Putting the EU Global Security Strategy to Test: “cooperative orders” and othering in EU-Russia relations’, International Politics, December 2017: 1-21. Special Issue DOI: 10.1057/s41311-017-0128-7

Kudaibergenova, D, T. (2017) ‘Contemporary Public Art and Nation: Contesting “Tradition” in Postsocialist Cultures and Societies’,  Central Asian Affairs, 4(4), pp. 305-330

Korosteleva (2017) ‘Eastern Partnership: Bringing “The Political Back in”’, East European Politics, Introduction, 33(3) 2017: 1-25, Special Issue ‘The Politics and the Political of the Eastern Partnership Initiative: re-shaping the agenda’

Van Gils, E (2017). ‘Differentiation through bargaining power in EU-Azerbaijan relations: Baku as a tough negotiator’. Special Issue, East European Politics 33 (3): 388-405

Nurulla-Khozhaeva, N. (2017) ‘Dancing” merchants beyond the Empires of the Silk Road’, Vestnik MGIMO, Vol. 1(52), pp. 119-39 [in Russian]

Azmanova, A. (2016) ‘What is Enlightenment? Continuity or Rupture in the Wake if the Arab Uprisings,’ edited by Mohammed Cherkaoui (London: Lexington Books), pp.239-254. pdf Azmanova 2016 Arab Spring chapter

Azmanova A. (2013) ‘The Crisis of Europe: Democratic Deficit and Eroding Sovereignty—Not Guilty’ In Law and Critique 24/1 (2013): 23-38. pdf Azmanova_2013_Law_Critique