Slavomir Horak web page
Slavomír Horák holds Ph.D. from International Area Studies, Institute of International Studies, Charles University in Prague. He has currently tenure track position as the Research Fellow at the Department of Russian and East European Studies of the Institute of International Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University in Prague. His research covers political, social and economic issues in former USSR, with a focus on Central Asia, particularly on Turkmenistan's domestic issues, especially informal politics and state- and nation-building.
He is the author of several books on Central Asian and Afghanistan internal development as well as numerous articles published in Czech, Russian and English scholarly journals (Problems of Post-Communism, Central Asian Survey, The China and Eurasia Forum Quarterly, Central Asia and The Caucasus, Mezinárodní vztahy, Defence and Strategy, Politeks et. al.). He provided man expert consultations, mostly for Czech Republic Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Bertelsmann Transformation Index and other companies. He is also counted as expert on Turkmenistan in Fahamu Refugee Program.
November 12, 2016. BOOK CHAPTER. "Nation building and sporting spectacles in authoritarian regimes." Critical Geographies of Sport: Space, Power and Sport in Global Perspective. (ed. Natalie Koch). London-New York: Routledge, 2016, s. 48-63. ISBN 978-1138927124.
July 12, 2016. BOOK CHAPTER "Personality Cults and Nation-Building in Turkmenistan (co-authored with Abel Polese). In: Nation-Building and Identity in the Post-Soviet Space. New Tools and Approaches (Isaacs, Rico Polese, Abel, eds.). Abindgdon-New York: Routledge, 2016. s. 159-175. ISBN 978-14-72454-76-8
May 26, 2016. BOOK CHAPTER "Turkmenistan's Afghan Border Conundrum (co-authored with Jan Šír), in The Regional Security Puzzle Around Afghanistan (Berlin-Toronto: Barbara Budrich, 2016, ed. Dr. Helena Rytövuori-Apunen).
March 1, 2016. ARTICLE "Afghanistan aus der Sicht Turkmenistans. Schwieriger Nachbar oder Sicherheitsrisiko?". Zentralasien Analysen, No. 98, March 1, 2016.