Erica Marat



The Politics of Police Reform: Society against the State in Former Soviet States, Oxford University Press, 2018.

The Military and the State in Central Asia: From Red Army to Independence, London and New York, Routledge, 2009.

The Tulip Revolution: Kyrgyzstan One Year After, Washington, DC: Jamestown Foundation, 2006.

Journal articles (selected) 

Most are available on ResearchGate and Academia

“Mimicking ‘Brocken Windows’ Policing in Post-Soviet Cities: Expanding Social Control in Uncertain Times”, Journal of Policing & Society.

“Post-Violence Regime Survival and Expansion in Kazakhstan and Tajikistan”, Central Asian Survey, 35(4), December 2016, 531-548.

“Police Reform in Post-communist States: International Efforts, Domestic Heroes”, Comparative Politics, 48(3) April 2016, 333-352.

“’We Disputed Every Word’: How Kyrgyzstan’s Moderates Tame Ethnic Nationalism”, Nations and Nationalism, 22(2) April 2016, 205-324.

“Global Money Laundering and Its Domestic Political Consequences in Kyrgyzstan”, Central Asian Survey, 34(1) March 2015, pp. 46-56.

“Policing Public Protest in Central Asia”, Central Asian Affairs, 1(2), April 2014.

“Kyrgyzstan’s Fragmented Police and Armed Forces”, Journal of Power Institutions in Post-Soviet States¸ Issue 11, 2011, pp. 2-10.

“Nation Branding in Central Asia: A New Campaign to Present Ideas about the State and the Nation”, Europe-Asia Studies, 61(7), September 2009, pp. 1123–1136.

“March and After: What has Changed? What has Stayed the Same?”, Central Asian Survey, 27 (3-4), September 2008, pp. 229-240.

“Imagined Past, Uncertain Future: The Creation of National Ideologies in Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan”, Problems of Post-Communism, 55(1), February 2008, pp. 12-24.

“State-Propagated Narratives about National Defender and Soldiers’ Professional Ideology in Central Asian States”, The Journal of Power Institutions in Post-Soviet Societies, Issue 6/7, December 2007, pp. 2-16.

“Soviet Military Legacy and Regional Security Cooperation in Central Asia”, China and Eurasia Forum Quarterly, 5(1), February 2007, p. 83-114.

“Impact of Drug Trade and Organized Crime on State Functioning in Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan”, China and Eurasia Forum Quarterly, 4(1), February 2006, p. 93-111.

“Civil Society in Kyrgyzstan before and after March 24”, Helsinki Monitor, 16(4), December 2005, pp. 267-277.

Policy Memos and Analysis 

Chinese Artificial Intelligence Projects Expand in Eurasia“, PONARS Eurasia, September 2018.

“Uzbekistan after Karimov”, Foreign Affairs, September 7, 2016.

“Kazakhstan Had Huge Protests, but No Violent Crackdown. Here’s Why”, Washington Post, June 6, 2016.

“The Problem with Ukrainian Police Reform”, Foreign Policy, December 29, 2015.

“Following the New Silk Road”, The Diplomat, October 21, 2014.

“Demilitarization of Police is Not an Option. What Is?”, The Monkey Cage, Washington Post, August 21, 2014.

“Ukraine’s Public Enemy Number One: The Police”, Foreign Policy, January 24, 2014.

“OSCE Police Reform Programs in Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan: Past Constraints and Future Opportunities”, FRIDE, November 2012.

“Regulating Private Security Companies in the Central Asian States”, Policy Brief, Central Asia Program, June 2012.

“Arrested Development – Police Reforms in Central Asia”, Jane’s Intelligence Review, April 2012.

“Human behavior – Trafficking increases in Central Asia”, Jane’s Intelligence Review, October 2011.

“How Kyrgyzstan Sees Jasmine Unrest”, The Diplomat, March 2, 2011.

“Power ranges – Central Asia struggles to meet energy demands”, Jane’s Intelligence Review, November 2010.

“Kyrgyzstan Needs Outside Help”, The Moscow Times, June 17, 2010.