“Spent Two Nights at the House Entrance”: How Do Tajik Labour Migrants Survive the Pandemic?

CABAR.asia 21.10.20

The COVID-19 pandemic, borders closure, movement restrictions and quarantine introduction complicated the labour migrants’ lives. (more…)

True or False: What Fakes were Distributed During Disorders in Kyrgyzstan?

Amid disorders in Kyrgyzstan after the parliamentary election of October 4, 2020, much fake news was published on the internet. Can you distinguish between truth or fake?


Medet Tyulegenov: Exaggerated Hopes on Young Candidates for Parliament

According to the political analyst, the seventh convocation of Zhogorku Kenesh will be a very difficult period for the country and future parliamentarians will have higher requirements, respectively. (more…)

Legal Community of Kyrgyzstan Warns About Risks of Ignoring Legal Norms

Experts in law and constitutionalism voice their strong outrage over ignoring constitutional norms and laws of the Kyrgyz Republic by political forces, and urge them to abide by legal norms to overcome the crisis. (more…)

Central Asia Eyes Belarus Protests

Disquiet with an authoritarian leader, presiding over an archaic state-dominated economy, sounds familiar. (more…)

Facing its end, yet still relevant: What was the sixth convocation of the Jogorku Kenesh like?

“The sixth convocation of Kyrgyz Parliament is no more. While in force, however, it served as an entity rather conforming to the authorities” – coming from Tansuluu Matieva, a participant of CABAR.Asia School for Young Analysts.


Events in Belarus: Reaction in Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan

According to experts, the authorities and people track the protests in Belarus, but each country is distinctly specific. (more…)

The List of Professions Banned for Women in Central Asia: Where Did It Come From and Why Is It Needed?

Despite the international organisations’ recommendations to terminate the list of professions banned for women, it still exists in almost all Central Asian countries. (more…)

War in the South Caucasus: Lessons for Central Asia

Akram Umarov 19.10.20

«Despite the low level of interaction between Central Asia and the South Caucasus, the analysis of events around Nagorno-Karabakh is of particular value due to the presence of certain parallels in the post-Soviet period of the development of these regions», – mentioned independent expert Akram Umarov in an article, written specially for CABAR.asia.


The Registration of Foreign Trade Procedures Eased in Tajikistan. Will It Simplify the Businessmen’s Lives?

CABAR.asia 16.10.20

Tajikistan is the first Central Asian country, where the Single Window System was launched for registration of export, import and transit procedures. The developers believe that the system can simplify the work of entrepreneurs. We try to figure out whether this is true.