Analytical materials

Can Tolerance Policy Be an Effective Tool For Conflict Prevention in Tajikistan?

Aziz Timurov 23.01.20

There are no visible conflicts on the basis of ethnic-religious hostility in Tajikistan. However, if the problem is not visible, this does not mean that it does not exist, said Aziz Timurov, participant of the School of Analytics. In his opinion, a well-developed and applicable tolerance policy can mitigate potential ethnic-religious and regional conflicts and be a factor in economic development in Tajikistan.


Curbing Domestic Violence in Kyrgyzstan: Are Victims Protected?

Anna Zubenko 21.01.20

The reform of the judicial system, including new codes generation, was aimed primarily at the humanization of legislation and the decriminalization of certain types of crimes. Domestic violence, in the framework of the legislation change, was on the contrary criminalized. It was included in the Code of Misconduct, which is part of the criminal law. But the de facto prosecution of perpetrators has become more difficult.


What is Wrong with the Transport Policy of Nur-Sultan?

Anuar Temirov 16.01.20

«The transport policy of the capital of Kazakhstan should be implemented and improved comprehensively, taking into account the environmental factor, reducing traffic congestion with a focus on the flow from the outskirts and nearby villages to Nur-Sultan», – says analyst Anuar Temirov in his article written specifically for


Why is it Difficult to Open an NGO in Uzbekistan?

Dilmurad Yusupov 14.01.20

«Excessive bureaucratic hurdles, a lengthy registration process, language barriers, low legal literacy and absence of legal support combined with unwritten rules of “expertise” complicate the formation of a genuine civil society in Uzbekistan», – mentioned Dilmurad Yusupov, specialist in inclusive development, and Oybek Isakov, Chairperson of the Association of Disabled People of Uzbekistan in an article, written specifically for


Central Asia 2020: Trends and Challenges

Ermek Baisalov 08.01.20

The past 2019 for Central Asia marked by significant integration activities and domestic political developments in each of the five countries. The analytical platform interviewed prominent political scientists of the region to note significant events of 2019 and to analyze their developments and trends for 2020. (more…)

Review of the Best Analytical Publications of 2019 27.12.19

The end of the year is the expectation of something new and the traditional debriefing. If this year you often visited the website, then you probably learned a lot of interesting things. In 2019, we talked about significant events in Central Asia, shared expert analytics and journalistic articles, pleased you with a selection of useful multimedia materials and interviews.
We hope that they have identified urgent problems and issues in our region, made it possible to look at things from different angles, broadened their horizons, and simply helped to spend time with benefit. We suggest you recall (or discover) the significant expert and analytical articles of for 2019.


Freedom with Disclaimers: How Does the Mass Media of Uzbekistan Work?

Darina Solod 23.12.19

«In Uzbekistan there are critically few media outlets created by the journalists themselves and who have little international expertise and knowledge», – notes Darina Solod, journalist from Uzbekistan, in her article for


Freedom of Speech in Tajikistan: Don’t Seek, Don’t Ask, Don’t Talk

Marat Mamadshoev 20.12.19

«The main obstacles and threats to the media are insufficient professional training, self-censorship, insufficient financial resources, poor professional ethics and government interference in the media», – notes Marat Mamadshoev, IWPR’s editor in Tajikistan, in his article for


Parliamentary campaign in Kazakhstan: start without start

«The next parliamentary elections are not inferior to the presidential in importance and significance. However, politically, the upcoming campaign will be much more complicated and intense. This is due to major changes in the power-society line», – said political observer Baurzhan Tolegenov, in an article written specifically for


What Are The Main Threats to The Freedom of Kyrgyz Media?

Azamat Tynaev 13.12.19

«Country residents should not be lulled into complacency by their so-called leadership in freedom of speech among Central Asian countries. These statements, by the way, have long been covered in dust. The country needs a new quantum leap», – notes media expert Azamat Tynaev, in his article for (more…)