College of Humanities and Social Sciences
College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Eric McGlinchey

Eric McGlinchey

Eric McGlinchey

Associate Professor

Comparative politics, Central Asian regime change, political Islam, effects of information communication technology on state and society

Eric McGlinchey is Associate Professor of Politics at the Schar School of Policy and Government. He is the author of Chaos, Violence, Dynasty: Politics and Islam in Central Asia (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2011). McGlinchey’s areas of research include U.S. foreign policy in Eurasia and Central Asian politics. McGlinchey received his Ph.D. from Princeton University in 2003. A list of Dr. McGlinchey’s academic writings as well as his Congressional briefings and policy papers can be found here.

Selected Publications

Chaos, Violence and Dynasty: Patronage Politics in Central Asia (Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2011)

Leadership Succession, Great Power Ambitions, and the Future of Central Asia,” Central Asian Affairs 3:3 (July 2016).

“Foreign Policy Consequences of Homegrown Eurasian Nationalism,” PONARS Eurasia Policy Memo No. 418, (February 2016).

“Central Asia’s Autocrats: Geopolitically Stuck, Politically Free,” PONARS Eurasia Policy Memo No. 380 (August 2015).

“Fast Forwarding the Brezhnev Years: Osh in Flames,” Russian History 41:3 (2014).

"States of Protest in Central Asia," PONARS Eurasia Policy Memo No. 299 (September 2013).

"Eurasia 2014: Into Thin Air," Central Asia Policy Brief, Central Asia Program, George Washington University Elliot School of International Affairs (June 2013).

 "Central Asia Grows Wobbly," Current History (October 2012).

"Foreign Policy and Aging Central Asian Autocrats,"  Demokratizatsiya: The Journal of Post-Soviet Democratization 20(3) (Summer 2012)

"Exploring Regime Instability and Ethnic Violence in Kyrgyzstan," Asia Policy (July 2011).

"Running in Circles in Kyrgyzstan," The New York Times (Op-Ed, April 10, 2010).

"Searching for Kamalot: Political Patronage and Youth Politics in Uzbekistan," Europe-Asia Studies (September 2009).

"Islamic Revivalism and State Failure in Kyrgyzstan," Problems of Post-Communism (May-June 2009).

“Central Asian Protest Movements,” in A. Wooden and C. Stefes, eds., The Politics of Transition in Central Asia and the Caucasus (Routledge, 2009).

“Aiding the Internet in Central Asia," Democratization (April 2007), co-author: Erica J. Johnson.

“Divided Faith: Trapped between State and Islam in Uzbekistan,” in Jeff Sahadeo and Russell Zanca, eds., Everyday Life in Central Asia (Indiana University Press, June 2007).

In the Media

Worldview (Chicago Public Radio), "Analysis of New Kyrgyzstan Government ," April 13, 2010.