Edward Lemon

Research Assistant Professor at the Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University, Washington DC. His research focuses are on the transnational dimensions of authoritarianism, including transnational repression and authoritarian regional organizations, with a focus on post-Soviet Central Asia, Russia, and China.
He has also conducted research on security issues, including violent extremism and political violence. He has spent over three years conducting research in Tajikistan, Russia, Kyrgyzstan, and Kazakhstan; he speaks Russian and Tajik.

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Articles by Edward Lemon

  1. Governing extremism through communities in Tajikistan

    Since the country’s civil war, which began with rival protests in the center of the capital city Dushanbe turning violent in May 1992, protests have been relatively rare in Tajikistan as the government of Emomali Rahmon has consolidated its control. Yet protests erupted across Tajikistan in late September 2016.

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