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Luca Anceschi teaches Central Asian Studies at the University of Glasgow, where he also co-edits Europe-Asia Studies, the world’s most established academic journal for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies. Educated in Napoli and Melbourne, Dr Anceschi is the author of Turkmenistan’s foreign policy – Positive Neutrality and the Consolidation of the Turkmen regime [Routledge, 2009] and is currently completing a research monograph on the role of Eurasianism in the making of Kazakhstan’s foreign policy. His articles have been published on Europe-Asia Studies, Demokratizatsiya, Nationalities Papers and Central Asian Survey. Before joining the University of Glasgow, Dr Anceschi lectured in International Relations at LaTrobe University in Melbourne, where, between 2012 and 2013, he held a Discovery Early Career Fellowship awarded by the Australian Research Council.

affiliation and current position

Senior Lecturer in Central Asian Studies, The University of Glasgow


Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Energy, Authoritarianism Foreign policy

works/publications on Central Asia

Anceschi, L. (2009) Turkmenistan’s Foreign Policy: Positive Neutrality and the Consolidation of the Turkmen Regime. Series: Central Asian studies series. Routledge: London; New York. ISBN 9780415454407

Anceschi, L. (2014) Dilemmas of compatibility: GCC-Kazakhstani relations. Journal of Arabian Studies, 4(1), pp. 1-19. (doi:10.1080/21534764.2014.918466)

Anceschi, L. (2017) Turkmenistan and the virtual politics of Eurasian energy: the case of the TAPI pipeline project. Central Asian Survey, 36(4), pp. 409-429. (doi:10.1080/02634937.2017.1391747

other projects

Europe-Asia Studies


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