“Decision-makers should be guided by the long-term goals in the favor of the republic’s sustainable development, and not solve short-term problems in the economy or energy sector with the help of coal. The entire heavy burden of the consequences of such decisions will be transferred to the new generation. Dependence on coal is extremely dangerous,” an independent expert from Tajikistan makes an analysis of the environmental consequences of coal mining, specifically for CABAR.asia. (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…)
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…)
Tajikistan anticipates many public sector reforms in 2020, while urgent issues hover. Muslimbek Buriev, a participant of the CABAR.asia School of Analytics, reveals what tasks the state authorities have set and what nuances are present in there. (more…)
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 CABAR.asia 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…)
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…)
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 CABAR.asia 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.
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.