«The fact that the consultative meetings of the heads of state of the region have acquired a permanent character and now, after the meeting in Tashkent, have their own regulations, suggests that intra-regional integration is possible, because the process has already been launched»,- Anuar Temirov, a young analyst from Nur-Sultan states in his article written specifically for CABAR.asia.
The policy of neutrality proclaimed by the Turkmen authorities in foreign policy has actually turned into selective isolation and exacerbates the country’s problems, said Mufiza Kenzhaeva, a participant of the CABAR.asia School of Analytics. In her opinion, Ashgabat should open the country and engage in dialogue with neighbors and external actors.
“This conflict does not involve politics anymore. The new leader does not offer any innovations or changes, and the old leader does the same,” expert in conflicts Tatiana Vygovskaya-Kamenko commented on the attempted detention of the ex-president of Kyrgyzstan, Almazbek Atambaev, in his house in the village of Koi-Tash and the clashes that followed.
«The fact that Almazbek Atambayev flew to Moscow through the Russian airbase in Kant, where a private plane sent by the Russian side was waiting for him, was perceived as direct interference in the internal affairs of the country. It turns out that there is an uncontrollable zone in Kyrgyzstan, from where in case of litigation, one can fly out without an obstacle from the Kyrgyz authorities,» analyst Nursultan Akylbek notes.
The conflicts on this part of the Kyrgyz-Tajik border have become chronic, but there is no progress in resolving this issue yet.
From 10 to 21 June 2019, young experts, active participants of the CABAR.asia School of Analytics from Central Asian countries have been trained in advanced think-tanks of Georgia to exchange experience.
On June 6, president Kassym-Zhomart Tokayev in his Twitter account wrote that the growth of the civil society is a natural process, and that the solid and multiparty parliament is a way for political modernisation. Logical questions arise: will the parliamentary election in Kazakhstan be competitive? And will alternative parties be allowed to run for election? (more…)
No drastic changes should be expected in the top echelons of power in the next six months. This issue needs to be well-thought and strictly coordinated with the Yelbassy. (more…)
«It is incorrect to speak about the competition between the Uzbek and Russian languages in Uzbekistan. They both occupy a certain niche in public and state life, neither of them can threaten the positions of the other, since they develop in parallel and isolation from each other,» – notes an international relations specialist from Tashkent and a participant in the cabar.asia school of analytics, Yuri Sarukhanyan.
An op-ed of the expert Rustam Gulov on what was a reason behind the decision to increase the price of mobile Internet in Tajikistan and its sudden revocation.