“Unlike other countries in the region, there is not a single Belt and Road Initiative project in Kyrgyzstan,” the prominent sinologist from Kyrgyzstan, ex-Foreign Minister, and ex-SCO Secretary-General Muratbek Imanaliev analyzes drawbacks of China-Kyrgyzstan relations especially for CABAR.asia (more…)
«The new concept of Kazakhstan’s foreign policy openly declares its intentions to secure the status of a“ leading state in the region ”» – states Andrey Chebotaryov, director of “Alternative” research center, in an article written specifically for CABAR.asia.
«The current epidemiological situation in Kyrgyzstan associated with the outbreak of coronavirus exposed numerous problems in terms of ensuring national security, among which the most acute are the problems of ensuring uninterrupted food supplies, socio-economic stability and public health», – mentioned political analyst Arsen Usenov, in an article written specifically for CABAR.asia.
“The impact of the pandemic for Tajikistan will disperse into two stages; the negative impact on a global scale – at first, and the spread of COVID-19 domestically along with the imposed quarantine – at second,” notes independent analyst Doryush Soliev in his article for CABAR.asia. (more…)
“The Kyrgyz government is yet to provide a plan to effectively mitigate the impact of the global financial crisis,” notes analyst Konstantin Larionov in his article for CABAR.asia. (more…)
«While developing their own approach on protecting personal data, Central Asian states combine elements of the Russian and Chinese concepts of a “sovereign Internet”, “great firewall” and “censorship”», – mentioned by Anna Gusarova, director of the Central Asian Institute for Strategic Studies, Chevening program scholarship holder at King’s College, London.
«As the Central Asian countries are trying to comply with EU/international norms to get the preferences, the level of benefiting from them remains very low» – mentioned Sarvar Jalolov, international Relations Specialist, in an article written specifically for CABAR.asia.
“Developing partnership between local governments, central authority and civil society will uncover lessons learned that went unnoticed and best practices to tackle Kyrgyzstan’s border issues,” expert Chyngyz Israilov notes in his article for CABAR.asia. (more…)
“The most difficult issues in the discussion of the new environmental code within the walls of parliament will be related to counterarguments from the side of the “big” business,” Eldos Abakanov, Deputy Chairperson of the “Kazakhstan Association of Environmental Organizations”, analyzes the legislative innovations in an article, written specifically for CABAR.asia. (more…)
«The current crisis is a readiness test of Central Asian countries to build up regional political interaction, remove trade barriers, increase economic cooperation and resolve most of the long-term regional problems,» – mentioned research associate Akram Umarov, in an article written specifically for CABAR.asia.