Partnership for Peace Fellow
Dr. Almakan Orozobekova holds her PhD degree from the Albert-Ludwigs-University of Freiburg in Germany. She worked as a doctoral researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology, Research Group How ‘Terrorists’ Learn. Also, she was a doctoral fellow at the Geneva Centre for Security Policy and a visiting scholar at the Department of International Politics of the City University of London.
Previously, Almakan did her internships at the OSCE Conflict Prevention Centre in Vienna and at the Western Countries Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kyrgyz Republic in Bishkek.
She is a graduate of the Geneva Centre for Security Policy, University of Geneva, OSCE Academy, and International University of Central Asia.
Her latest publication includes “Women Joining Violent Islamist Non-State Actors in Syria and Iraq: the Case of Central Asia,” in From Territorial Defeat to Global ISIS: Lessons Learned, ed. Jack A. Goldstone, Eitan Y. Alimi, Suleyman Ozeren, Suat Cubukcu (NATO Science for Peace and Security Series, IOS Press), 41-58. Almakan’s research interests: conflict studies, international relations, and terrorism. She can be reached via: