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Bradley Jardine

Bradley Jardine

Bradley Jardine is a journalist and researcher from Scotland. He is currently an Erasmus Mundus scholar with the University of Glasgow.

Bradley Jardine is a journalist and researcher from Scotland. He is currently an Erasmus Mundus scholar with the University of Glasgow’s Eurasian Studies Department.

Bradley’s work has been published by RFE/RL, Eurasianet,, and Muftah. His focus is primarily on energy security and geopolitics, with a specific emphasis on Turkmenistan and its so-called “Positive Neutrality.” However, he also focuses on human rights issues and minority rights throughout Central Asia. You can follow Bradley on Twitter:@Jardine_bradley

Posts by Bradley Jardine
March 14, 2018

Uzbek Judge Grants Defendant's Request to Investigate Torture Allegation

By Bradley Jardine
Jailed Uzbek journalist Bobomurod Abdullayev claims he was tortured and a judge agreed to grant his petition for an expert's examination.

February 26, 2018

Uzbek Secret Police Reportedly Kicked off Imprisoned Journalist’s Case

By Bradley Jardine
President Mirziyoyev continues to undermine the SNB, while observers wonder if he's serious about human rights reforms.
December 14, 2017

In Kazakhstan’s Battle for Cable TV, Russia Stands its Ground

By Bradley Jardine
Despite Astana's efforts to restrict its presence, foreign content continues to dominate Kazakhstan’s airwaves.

September 19, 2017

A Steven Seagal Guide to Eurasia

By Bradley Jardine
The action star has a long history of involvement in Eurasian affairs.

August 10, 2017

Vanity Without Borders: How Central Asian Despots Manipulate the International Press

By Bradley Jardine
Global coverage of Turkmenistan shows the power of personality cults to set agendas far beyond national boundaries.

January 04, 2017

Russia's Buddhist Republic

By Bradley Jardine
In Russia’s Republic of Kalmykia, the remnants of Buddhism sit in the Soviet Union’s lingering shadow.
October 18, 2016

Welcome to the Tuva Republic

By Bradley Jardine and Matthew Kupfer
Famed for its vibrant culture around the world, the region remains among the most disconnected inside Russia.

April 04, 2016

Kagyu Samye Ling: Scotland's Buddhist Monastery

By Bradley Jardine and Sakshi Rai
In 1967, Choje Akong Rinpoche helped found the first Tibetan temple in the West.

February 09, 2016

The Turkmen Shuffle

By Bradley Jardine
In the face of economic trouble, Berdymukhammedov shuffles the government’s roster.

December 10, 2015

Turkmenistan: 20 Years of Neutrality

By Ryan McCarrel and Bradley Jardine
In contrast to the historical context of neutrality in Europe and Scandinavia, contemporary Turkmenistan is an outlier.

October 22, 2015

Can Georgia Care for Its Afghan War Veterans?

By Ryan McCarrel and Bradley Jardine
Georgia's wounded soldiers coming back from Afghanistan need care but they're not getting it.
October 12, 2015

Turkmenistan’s Insecurity Nexus

By Bradley Jardine
When Ashgabat's elites perceive themselves as vulnerable, violent crackdowns and repression ensues.

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