Marat

Erica Marat 11 Jan 2021
(openDemocracy) Over a year ago, a series of articles by feminist scholars from Central Asia exposed the deep inequalities in knowledge production in Central Asian area studies. Academic discourse on the region has long been dominated by Western scholars who produce knowledge for Western audiences, while routinely ignoring rich contributions by their Central Asian counterparts. Local...
PONARS Eurasia 07 Oct 2020
(Emerging Europe) Kyrgyzstan’s Central Election Commission has annulled the results of a parliamentary election held on October 4 following a day and night of violent clashes in the capital Bishkek, during which demonstrators broke into the country’s parliament. The election now looks set to be re-run. Video footage widely distributed on social media showed people in the office of the...
PONARS Eurasia 14 Sep 2020
(Majlis Podcast) For weeks, people in Belarus have been protesting against the results of that country’s August 9 presidential election that saw longtime incumbent leader Alyanksandr Lukashenka claim an overwhelming victory that few of his countrymen believed was true. [...] This week’s guests are, speaking from Washington, Erica Marat, associate professor at the National Defense University and...
Erica Marat 13 Apr 2020
(RFE/RL) Around the world, governments are implementing new rules to counter the spread of the coronavirus. In some cases, there are questions as to whether some of these measures are helping governments gain further control over their populations. In Central Asia, for example, restrictions on movement in towns and cities has left journalists in a situation where special permission is...