Dr. Theodore Gerber (University of Wisconsin) discusses political and social attitudes of Russia’s Muslim population. Russia’s Muslim population, estimated at 16.4 million in 2010, is a potential source ...
Dr. Karimova (The George Washington University) explores the relationship between public and private space, discourse, Muslim piety, and the notion of Ummah in present-day Tatarstan. October 27, 2015 ...
CAP Papers 161, CERIA Series, May 2016 By Adeeb Khalid The political map of Central Asia with which we are all familiar—the “five Stans” north of Afghanistan and ...
The Central Eurasia – Religion in International Affairs (CERIA) initiative promotes a better understanding of religion in Central Eurasia, a region that includes Central Asia, Caucasus, Mongolia, and Xinjiang. It approaches religion as a “societal shaper” that has broader implications in affecting politics, economy, and culture. It investigates three fundamental research axes: religion and the nation state, religion and identity, and religion and entrepreneurship. CERIA offers a platform of dialogue between the policy community, which tends to have a security-centered reading of the role of religion in Central Eurasia, and the scholarly community, which look at religion in a more societal and cultural context.The CERIA Initiative is generously funded by the Henry Luce Foundation.