Podcast - No. 1

A Chat in the Yurt


A Chat in the Yurt, discussing Central Asia and Europe

Step into our Yurt and join us for a monthly conversation on Europe-Central Asia developments. In this series of podcasts Andreas Marazis and Rashid Gabdulhakov welcome guests from both regions to discuss exciting new research and the latest developments in Europe and Central Asia. Guests range from academics to policymakers and from journalists to civil society activists. 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, and economic turns while assessing the past and looking ahead to what may unfold.


In this first episode we welcome Irna Hofman, the Netherlands; and EUCAM fellow alumni Nusha Noziri, Tajikistan and Sevara Khamidova, Kyrgyzstan/Uzbekistan, for a discussion on ‘Modern Day Central Asia’.


Join EUCAM in the Yurt via SoundCloud, Spotify and Google Podcasts and be part by posing questions and sharing your thoughts on our social media: Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. EUCAM is a programme of the Centre for European Security Studies (CESS), the Netherlands.

Listen at Soundcloud: A Chat in the Yurt: Modern Day Central Asia

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Before joining the Centre for European Security Studies in 2016, Boonstra worked as senior researcher, and later as head of the Eastern Europe and Central Asia programme at FRIDE, a think tank with offices in Madrid and Brussels. He completed MAs in Contemporary History and International Relations at the University of Groningen. His work focuses on Eurasian and transatlantic security issues (in particular EU, NATO and OSCE policies) as well as on development policies and democratisation in Eastern Europe, the South Caucasus and Central Asia. Boonstra is member of several internal research networks and regularly comments on international issues in the media.