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Between Peace and Conflict in the East and the West

Studies on Transformation and Development in the OSCE Region

  • This is an open access book

  • Offers comparative studies on development and transformation in the OSCE region

  • Examines economic, security and human rights performance in various countries

  • Links Central Asian policies to Europe and North America

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Table of contents (16 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-x
  2. From Conflict to Peace in East and West

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1
    2. OSCE Special Monitoring in Ukraine

      • Frederic Oberson
      Pages 47-75Open Access
    3. China and The OSCE’s Security Identity Crisis

      • Assel Murat, Rustam Muhamedov
      Pages 77-93Open Access
  3. Further Research and Debates

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 245-245
    2. The Corona Pandemic in Central Asia

      • Shairbek Dzhuraev
      Pages 279-285Open Access

About this book

This open access book features various studies on democratization, transformation, socio-economic development, and security issues in the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) geographical region and beyond. Written by experts and scholars working in the field of human dimension, security, transformation and development in Europe and Asia, particularly in post-soviet and communist countries, it examines the connectivity that the OSCE provides between the East and the West.

The 2021 edition of this Compilation Series of the OSCE Academy presents studies on peace and conflict as well as political regime development in various member states of the OSCE as well as their economic, security and human rights performance and the challenges countries and society face currently.

The OSCE is working in promoting Human Rights and Democratization under the notion of Human Dimension of ODIHR and is enhancing securitization and development policies in Eurasia, Europe, Central Asia and North America since 1991. 2021 marks the 30th anniversary on the tremendous efforts in promoting democracy, security and development. This compilation reviews some of these efforts in light of this anniversary, the achievements and shortcomings. 


  • Development
  • Democratization
  • Human Rights
  • Belt-Road-Initiative (BRI)
  • Autocracies
  • Organization for Security and Cooperation
  • Transformation Studies
  • Open Access Book
  • Regime Transformation
  • International Relations
  • Securitization Policies

Editors and Affiliations

  • OSCE Academy in Bishkek, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

    Anja Mihr

About the editor

Anja Mihr is a DAAD Associate Professor at OSCE Academy in Bishkek (Kyrgyzstan) and Program Director of the Center on Governance through Human Rights at Humboldt-Viadrina Governance Platform in Berlin (Germany).

Bibliographic Information

Buying options

Softcover Book USD 49.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book USD 59.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)