Analytical materials

What to Expect from The Parliamentary Elections in Tajikistan? 27.02.20

In few days, on March 1, 2020, Tajikistan will hold elections to the republic’s legislative body. The fifth parliamentary elections in the post-war period of Tajik history will be held with a minimum political intrigue and with only one official opposition party participating. The ruling party feels more confident than ever. The systemic and non-systemic Tajik opposition is trying to influence the process but does not acquire the necessary resources. (more…)

Are Innovations in the Public Sector of Uzbekistan Real?

Bakhrom Radjabov 24.02.20

«The development and implementation of innovations in public administration remains the prerogative of the government; citizens, non-governmental organizations and other actors are not sufficiently involved in this process»,- mentioned political economist Bakhrom Radjabov, in his article for


How is Tajikistan entering 2020? Results and Trends

Muslimbek Buriev 19.02.20

Tajikistan anticipates many public sector reforms in 2020, while urgent issues hover. Muslimbek Buriev, a participant of the School of Analytics, reveals what tasks the state authorities have set and what nuances are present in there. (more…)

Does the EAEU-Skepticism Have Prospects in Kazakhstan?

«Given the fact that the authorship of the EAEU belongs to Nursultan Nazarbayev, criticism of Eurasian integration is perceived as opposition to the political course by the authorities in Kazakhstan», – mentioned political observer Baurzhan Tolegenov, in his article written specifically for


The Practice of Raid in Tajikistan: What Should The Army in the XXI Century Look Like?

Mufiza Kenjayeva 14.02.20

You are a citizen of Tajikistan and you have a son, brother, grandson, or another close person of military age. One day this young man, on the street or at home, can be abducted by unknown people during the so-called “raids”, a traditional military draft. Mufiza Kenzhaeva, a participant of School of Analytics, discusses various issues in her article: Why young people do not want to serve in the Tajik army? Why are the raids dangerous? What can be done to improve the situation? (more…)

Freedom of Religion in Kyrgyzstan: Necessity, Luxury, or a Threat to National Security?

Periodically arising controversy around religion once again demonstrates the importance of dialogue between the authorities and citizens in the search for an optimal model of the religion-state relationship. Six socio-political factors cause disputes over religion-state relations. (more…)

India and Central Asia: The Thorny Path of Cooperation

Ildar Yakubov 06.02.20

India did not claim to be one of the leading external actors in Central Asia. The region belongs to its so-called “extended neighborhood”, but the main problem is the lack of direct ground access. Security issues and the geopolitical situation are key factors that are limiting the scope of cooperation.


Month in Review: Central Asia in January 2020

Ermek Baisalov 04.02.20

In January 2020, Central Asia is remembered for various security measures held against coronavirus, a meeting of the heads of government of the EEU, personnel shifts in Tajikistan and Uzbekistan, another conflict on the Kyrgyz-Tajik border, rallies of car owners in Kazakhstan and US visa restrictions. The analytical platform provides a brief overview of the most significant events in the region over the past month. (more…)

Expectations from Pompeo’s Visit to Central Asia

«If the previous visits of the Secretaries of State were to all the capitals of the Central Asian region, now Pompeo plans to visit only Nur-Sultan and Tashkent, which indicates an obvious shift of emphasis towards regional leaders», – mentioned Ainura Akmatalieva, an expert on foreign policy issues of Central Asian states, in her article for


How Much, Where and How Do Women Earn in Kazakhstan?

Anna Alshanskaya 28.01.20

«The keeping obstacles for women in the Kazakhstan labor market will undoubtedly reduce the country’s ability to ensure more sustainable economic growth», – said researcher Anna Alshanskaya, member of the School of Analytics from Nur-Sultan.