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Anara Tabyshalieva

Former Title VIII Short-Term Scholar


    May 1, 2020 — May 31, 2020

    Professional affiliation

    Marshall University

    Wilson Center Projects

    Rethinking Cooperation and Conflict Between Russia and the Central Asian Countries

    Full Biography

    Anara Tabyshalieva is an associate professor of History at Marshall University where she teaches a broad range of courses on Russia, Eurasia, and Asia, and War and Peacebuilding problems. Her research projects have been supported by the John D. and Catherine T. Mac Arthur Foundation, the UNESCO Hirayama Silk Road Program (France), the US Institute of Peace, the Woodrow Wilson Center, and the United Nation Development Program (UNDP). She has been a scholar in residence at United Nations University in Japan and at the Centre for the Study of Islam and Muslim-Christian Relations, University of Birmingham (UK). She has authored several books and numerous chapters, articles, and reports on history, international relations, development, and gender issues. Dr. Tabyshalieva has served as co-editor of the UNESCO volume History of Civilizations of Central Asia: Towards the Contemporary Period: From the Mid-nineteenth to the End of the Twentieth Century” (Paris, 2005). She has authored the UNESCO report on human security in Central/South Asia (Paris, 2007), and co-edited Defying Victimhood: Women and Post-Conflict Peacebuilding (UNU Press, 2012).Subjects;  Central Asia,Democratization,U.S. Foreign Policy

    Major Publications

    “Color Revolution in Central Asia” in From Perestroika to Rainbow Revolutions, Reform and Revolution. After Socialism, edited by Vicken Cheterian. London: Hurst & Co, 2012,143-173


    “Conflict Prevention Agenda in Central Asia” in Albrecht Schnabel and David Carment eds., Conflict Prevention from Rhetoric to Practice. Vol. 1. Organizations and institutions, Lanham: Lexington Book, 2004, 61-80


    “At the Crossroads of Hegemonic Powers: The Kyrgyz Republic” in Neclâ Tschirgi, Michael S. Lund, and Francesco Mancini, eds., Security and Development: Searching for Critical Connections, Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2010, 301-338.