“The permanent tension between Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan over border closure is deeply rooted and goes beyond non-compliance of the EEU rules by each side,” researcher and analyst Konstantin Larionov notes in his article for CABAR.asia. (more…)
According to the forecasts of environmental and climate experts, air temperature will continue to increase in the country, while the redistribution of precipitations throughout the entire Central Asian region might lead to drainage of natural reservoirs, and to floods and landslides in areas previously not prone to such phenomena.In this regard, it is important not only to prepare the population and the economic sectors of Kyrgyzstan for the probability of natural disasters, but also to create conditions to ensure the continuity of the country’s sustainable development. (more…)
February 2020 in Central Asia is remembered for the visit of the US State Secretary to the region, the conflict in southern Kazakhstan, protests in three countries, the government reshuffles, and coronavirus control measures. The analytical platform CABAR.asia provides a brief overview of the most significant events in the region over the past month. (more…)
“Although president Sooronbay Jeenbekov regularly asserts that there is political will to carry out judicial reforms, it is clear that implementing such reforms will require complicated, thorough planning. Political will and appeals to corrupt officials are, by themselves, far from sufficient,” Emilbek Juraev , a political scientist and Associate Professor at the OSCE Academy, noted in an article written specially for CABAR.asia. (more…)
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 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.
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 CABAR.asia provides a brief overview of the most significant events in the region over the past month. (more…)
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.
The past 2019 for Central Asia marked by significant integration activities and domestic political developments in each of the five countries. The CABAR.asia 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…)
The end of the year is the expectation of something new and the traditional debriefing. If this year you often visited the CABAR.asia 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 CABAR.asia for 2019.