Central Asian Affairs is a new peer-reviewed journal published four times per year by Brill. It features innovative social science research on contemporary developments in the wider Central Asian region. Its coverage includes Central Asia, Afghanistan, the Caucasus, Xinjiang, Kashmir, neighboring powers (China, Iran, Pakistan, India, Russia, Turkey), and the role of leading international powers and donors in this region. Central Asian Affairs informs scholarly discourse and policy discussions on the region by engaging experts from across the policy and academic arenas, drawing on a diverse array of disciplines including political science, sociology, anthropology, economics, development studies, and security studies.

Central Asian Affairs has been published since 2014 and is affiliated with the Central Asia Program in the Elliott School of International Affairs at The George Washington University in Washington, D.C.  Dr. Marlene Laruelle, a member of the CESS Board, serves as the Editor-in-Chief.

Please see the Central Asian Affairs page on Brill's website to view the journal's contents.


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