“We create new knowledge. We build a culture of research. We cultivate the relationships”

Building on the expertise and experience of young outstanding Central Asian scholars and experts, the CAISS aims to introduce fresh ideas and perspectives, new insights, thorough analysis to Central Asian Studies. CAISS engages policymakers, experts, the public and academia with innovative ideas and analysis, fact-based research to influence national and regional debates.

CAISS primary mission is to conduct interdisciplinary, applied and collaborative research on a wide range of security, political, economic and development issues, provide consulting services and organize academic events with a particular focus on Central Asia and broader Eurasian Neighborhood. Institute’s research is independent and non-partisan.
CAISS is located in Almaty, Kazakhstan, and was established in May 2016 by co-founders Anna Gussarova and Farkhod Aminjonov.