«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 CABAR.asia.
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.
«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 CABAR.asia.
In November 2019, Central Asia was remembered by the CSTO summit in Bishkek and the Consultative Meeting of Regional Leaders in Tashkent, the first state visit of Tokayev to Kyrgyzstan, an attack on a border post in Tajikistan, an anti-corruption rally, and the start of an election campaign in Uzbekistan. The analytical platform CABAR.asia provides a brief overview of the most significant events of the region over the past month.
«The Tashkent meeting, despite the rather positive political rhetoric, raised new questions adding up to those of last year’s meeting in Kazakhstan. The states in the region keep reassuring each other of their commitment to strengthening cooperation, but there is a feeling that the countries themselves do not have a clear vision of such prospects», – notes Yuriy Sarukhanyan, an expert on international relations, a participant of the CABAR.asia School of Analytics from Tashkent. (more…)
«The approved roadmap for the development of Uzbekistan’s agricultural sector raises doubts about the government’s intentions to curtail forced labor in cotton harvest», notes independent researcher Alisher Ilkhamov in his article for CABAR.asia. (more…)
October 2019 in Central Asia was remembered by the selection of Chinese face recognition systems in the capitals of three countries, meetings of regional leaders within the CIS and the Turkic Council, toughening Internet censorship and active cooperation in the military sphere. The analytical platform CABAR.asia provides a brief overview of the most significant events of the region over the past month.
«The implementation of ambitious tasks will require the active and coordinated work of ministries and departments, since most of such indicators as the Global Innovation Index or the Global Competitiveness Index are composite indicators consisting of numerous sub-indicators», – mentions economist Rauf Salakhodzhaev in his article, written specifically for CABAR.asia.
The article criticizes the decision of the Government of Uzbekistan on the construction of a nuclear power plant (NPP) in the Jizzakh region and the conclusion of an agreement with “Rosatom”. The author gives arguments of the economic plan and expresses concern about the security risks for both the plant itself and the whole country. In economic terms, alternative energy sources and especially renewable ones, will give Uzbekistan a much greater and faster economic effect than a nuclear power plant. From a security point of view, a revision of the construction decision is necessary in the light of the new realities associated with the recent drone attack on oil production complexes in Saudi Arabia.