The publication “Analytical Centers in Central Asia: between science, society and authority” was developed by the IWPR Representative Office in Central Asia together with analysts of the regional analytical platform CABAR.asia. (more…)
April 2020 in Central Asia is remembered for the scale of outbreaks and the number of deaths from coronavirus, extended lockdown and quarantine, terminated governmental events, anti-crisis measures, currency surge and stabilization. The analytical platform CABAR.asia provides a brief overview of the most significant events in the region over the past month. (more…)
“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 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 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…)
“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 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.
The beginning of March 2020 in Central Asia was marked by continued courtesy meetings between the countries’ authorities along with persisting rallies and public events. The focus then shifted by mid-March to the spread of coronavirus infection. March is remembered among others for the unprecedented security measures, borders closure, declaration of a state of emergency, general quarantine, depreciation of national currencies, first deaths from coronavirus. The analytical platform CABAR.asia provides a brief overview of the most significant events in the region over the past month. (more…)
“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…)