Kyrgyzstan: CAFDP 2011


  • Graduated, PhD in Politics and International Relations, University of Exeter, UK. 2015. Doctoral Research: “The Regime Security and Kyrgyz Foreign Policy”
  • MSc in International Relations, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK
  • BA in International and Comparative Politics, American University of Central Asia, Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic

Kemel served as the Director of Communications and Public Relations at the American University of Central Asia and has also worked at the UNDP and Tolerance International UK. Kemel’s research interests include regime security and the foreign policy of Central Asian states and the strengthening of research capacity and evidence-based policymaking in Afghanistan and Central Asia.  His book, “Kyrgyzstan: Regime Security and Foreign Policy” was published by Routledge and is based on his PhD dissertation completed at the University of Exeter. Kemel’s book presents a comprehensive study of Kyrgyz foreign policy from the early 1990s to 2011. Over the past 5 years, he has worked as an Associate Professor at the American University of Central Asia and as a Teaching and Research Fellow at the OSCE Academy in Bishkek. Since 2015, he is a Research Assistant to the UCA Director General and Research Fellow with the UCA Institute of Public Policy and Administration.

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