Center for Sociological Research “Zerkalo”

One of the leading organizations in the field of sociological, marketing research, monitoring the media in Tajikistan, as well as providing a full cycle of research services - from the development of a research program to the preparation of an analytical report. The Mirror has been operating for 10 years. During their work, the staff of the Center "Zerkalo" conducted about 100 projects of various scale, level of complexity, and geographical coverage using a variety of research methods. More information can be found at

Central Asian Program

The Central Asia Program (CAP) at George Washington University promotes high-quality academic research on contemporary Central Asia and serves as an interface for the policy, academic, diplomatic, and business communities.

The Central Asia Program focuses on the wider Central Asian space, which includes the five post-Soviet Central Asian states (Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan), Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Xinjiang, Mongolia, as well as the Volga-Ural region, Kashmir, and Balochistan.

The program calls for a multidisciplinary approach combining the fields of political science, sociology, anthropology, economics, history, globalization studies, and security studies. It provides a platform for different, and even sometimes contradictory, points of view on contemporary Central Asia.

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Central Asian Analytical Network (CAAN)

Central Asian Analytical Network (CAAN) is a new, integrated platform designed to increase Central Asian citizens’ access to objective information and sophisticated analysis. CAAN provides factual information in Russian and in the national languages of Central Asia on domestic and global affairs. The Network connects various communities of producers of information and analysis – professional journalists, social activists, bloggers, experts, and scholars, by using the already existing human capital that has been built up over the last two decades in the region. CAAN is run by a team of young and experienced media activists and experts based in each country or region. The Network also has a representative in Moscow, covering the large Russian community of Central Asian migrants. More information can be found at

French Institute for Central Asian Studies

The French Institute for Central Asian Studies (IFEAC) was established in 1993, operates under the administrative authority of the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and received the status of a Division of Office and Research (CNRS) (USR 3140). The main mission of IFEAC is to support researchers from France and Central Asia who work in the region in archeology and in all disciplines of social and humanitarian science (history, sociology, ethnology, anthropology, economics, geography, etc.) More information can be found at

Institute of Public Policy and Administration (IPPA)

The Institute of Public Policy and Administration (IPPA) was established in 2011 to strengthen public policy in Central Asia. It provides in-depth analysis of current and emerging policy issues facing the region and improves the analytical capacity of governments and civil society to use evidence in decision-making processes through professional development. IPPA produces series of peer-reviewed working and occasional papers in English and local languages and has published an English-Russian glossary covering key terms in public policy and administration, economics, and trade. Research findings are shared through regional fora and have helped to tailor training for senior civil servants. Web traffic data and citations tell us these resources are being used across Central Asia and beyond. The Institute also plays a key role in carrying out major national, regional, and local surveys. More information can be found at

The Bulan Institute for Peace Innovations

The Bulan Institute for Peace Innovations is a non-profit and non-governmental organization that aims to promote peace, mitigate and prevent conflicts, and build dialogue in Kyrgyzstan and other Central Asian states. We conduct field-centered research, provide independent expert analysis and organize public debates. We implement innovative projects involving media, art and new technologies, which contribute to building dialogue, promoting tolerance and raising awareness. We strive to build communication channels, working with journalists, experts, peace negotiators, IR experts, media innovators, international organizations, civil society, and scholars. More information can be found at

Center for Geopolitical Research

The Center for Geopolitical Studies of the RTSU was established in October 2002. In accordance with the Charter of the RTSU, the Center is one of the university’s structural units. It is an association of scientists and specialists in the humanities. The League of young geopolitics operates under the CGR. In its activities, the CGR focuses on fundamental geopolitical research, developing recommendations, developing geostrategic forecasts for the development of states in the Eurasian space, developing forecasts for the development of political processes, and geopolitical problems in Eurasian states. The research results are published in a number of publications of the CGR and are used in analytical centers and foreign ministries in order to develop cooperation, ensure the unity and security of Eurasia. More information can be found at

Non-governmental Non-profit Research Institution “Knowledge Caravan”

Non-governmental Non-profit Research Institution “Knowledge Caravan” was created in Tashkent in February 2017. Founder: Dr. Farkhod Tolipov. Registered by the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Uzbekistan NNRI “Knowledge Caravan” is created with three inter-related goals: 1) development of social and human sciences (philosophy, history, sociology, political science, law, international relations, psychology, ecology and others), creation of the “Tashkent school”of social sciences and training new generation of scientists, analysts, experts and officials; 2) production and spreading across the world of new knowledge about Uzbekistan and Central Asia as well as attraction of achievements of world science to the studies of Central Asia; 3) making professional contribution to the democratic development, consolidation of the civil society, conducting reforms and strengthening peace.  More information can be found at

National Institute for Strategic Studies of the Kyrgyz Republic

Established by the Resolution of the Provisional Government of the Kyrgyz Republic in July 2010. The Charter of the Institute was approved on June 3, 2011. The institute was created by merging three previously existing structures in the Republic: the Institute of Strategic Analysis and Evaluation under the President of the Kyrgyz Republic, the Institute of Development of Kyrgyzstan and the Center for Advanced Development under the President of the Kyrgyz Republic. It provides scientific, analytical, informational and training support to the activities of the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic in the field of economics, politics, security and public administration. It is the only such institution under the highest authorities of the Kyrgyz Republic and conducts its activities under the direct supervision of the Prime Minister of the country. More information can be found at

Center Polis Asia

The center brings together experts in the field of social, political, economic development of the countries of Central Asia and provides expert-analytical, advisory services in the development of analytical documents, strategic development plans, research in various fields, including forecast ones. Initially, the basis of the analytical group of the Polis Asia Center was the experts of the International Institute for Strategic Studies under the President of the Kyrgyz Republic, in which work was done on writing and promoting strategic documents in the field of development and conducting various studies. During its work, the Center has established contacts with leading analytical centers in Europe, the USA, Russia, China, and the countries of Central Asia. More information can be found at