A Chat in the Yurt, discussing Central Asia and Europe – Episode XI – War Impact‌ ͏


Episode XI War Impact

In this episode, hosts Rashid Gabdulhakov (assistant professor at the Centre for Media and Journalism Studies, University of Groningen, and EUCAM associate) and Kamila Smagulova (research fellow at PaperLab, and EUCAM associate) meet with Aijan Sharshenova, a Bishkek-based political analyst and the Executive Director at Crossroads Central Asia, a think tank from Kyrgyzstan. Together they discuss how Russia’s war against Ukraine is slowly changing Central Asian policies towards neighbours and partners, foremost Russia and the European Union (EU). As Russian influence is slightly declining, the EU is not filling the gap, leaving space to others to forge closer ties with Central Asian countries.   

Step into our Yurt and join us for a monthly conversation on Europe-Central Asia developments. In this series of podcasts, we welcome guests from both regions to discuss exciting new research and the latest developments in Europe and Central Asia. What is happening in Europe that Central Asians should know about? What events are unfolding in Central Asia that Europeans should understand? Together, we discuss society trends, political developments, economic turns, and cultural highlights while assessing the past and looking ahead to what may unfold.


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