Luca Anceschi

Luca Anceschi holds a degree in Middle Eastern Studies from the University of Naples ‘L’Orientale’ and a PhD in International Relations from LaTrobe University (Melbourne, Australia). He is currently an ARC DECRA Fellow in the School of Social Sciences at LaTrobe University, where he also lectures in International Relations. His most recent book – Turkmenistan’s Foreign Policy: Positive Neutrality and the Consolidation of the Turkmen Regime – is the first book-length analysis of Turkmenistani foreign policy published by a Western scholar.

Central Asian Islam: Activism, Radicalism, and Opposition

May 01, 2012

Analysis on the changing face and role of Islam in Central Asia. Since the collapse of the Soviet Union, a significant portion of the attention devoted to post-Soviet Central Asia focused on the role that Islamic activism was likely to play in the politics of the region. After the systematic...