We use various formats to communicate research results and expert knowledge to the media, the general public, the academic community, and policymakers.


The ZOiS Spotlight features analyses, insights and background information on current developments in Eastern Europe by ZOiS researchers and guest contributors. ZOiS Spotlight is published on the ZOiS website biweekly on Wednesdays in English and German.

The ZOiS Report is produced in medium-length format, this English- or German-language publication presents current data from ZOiS studies and surveys through graphics and short explanatory texts, making research findings with societal relevance quickly accessible to the public.

For Meet the Author, we conduct short interviews with authors and researchers, based on five questions about a publication or project. Our aim is to provide an insight into the current academic and cultural debate and show how it relates to topical political and social issues.

External Academic Publications

Here, you find articles of ZOiS researchers in academic journals, edited volumes, or other types of publications.


Central Asian Analytical Digest

The Central Asian Analytical Digest offers monthly assessments of current political, economic, social, and cultural developments in the five Central Asian countries of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan. The authors are international academics and experts.