My name is Christian Bleuer. I am a 2012 PhD graduate of The Australian National University’s Centre for Arab and Islamic Studies (The Middle East and Central Asia). In 2007 I received my MA from Indiana University’s Central Eurasian Studies Department. From 2011-2015 I was based in Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Afghanistan, working as an researcher and consultant for various organizations.
My research focuses on identity, politics and conflict in Afghanistan and Tajikistan. I also have a strong interest in Uzbekistan, as well as southern Kyrgyzstan/Kazakhstan.
In 2010 I created an equivalent website for Tajikistan.