Opinions

Forced Digitalization of Public Services in Kazakhstan During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Altynay Karimova 24.06.20

The coronavirus pandemic in Kazakhstan has pushed for a massive transition to the digital environment. The situation with forced digitalization was a good lesson and revealed shortcomings in the provision of public services online.

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Experiences of Labor Migrants in Kazakhstan During COVID-19: Leave or Stay?

Aizhan Kakenova 01.06.20

In this economic instability faced both by public and by the government, there is one group left behind all possible parachutes and safety opportunities. This group is ethnic migrants.

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In the post-COVID-19 era efforts must be directed towards the sustainable development of the oceans

While the COVID-19 pandemic has temporarily reduced emissions and pollution on the ocean, this should not be moment of reprieve. Rather, recovery efforts have the potential to rebuild a new reality, embedded in sustainability and resilience. (more…)

Why Did Kazakhstan Announce Easing of Quarantine Rules?

Yuriy Buluktayev 29.04.20

“Now the question is what position the post-quarantine will put the people in. The coronavirus epidemic cancels many of the earlier gains for one and all,” political analyst Yuriy Buluktayev notes in his article for CABAR.asia. (more…)

How We Will Meet the Coronavirus Challenge

Anthony Borden 07.04.20

The need for factual and fair reporting is more important than ever. (more…)

Each For Equal

Anthony Borden 10.03.20

IWPR works to champion issues of women’s rights around the globe while supporting female reporters in sometimes challenging environments. Our journalists, editors and partners not only highlight inequalities and abuses but also celebrate the achievements of women driving change in their own societies. (more…)

What to Do with Other People’s “Safe City” Fines?

Kaniet Zhamilova 27.01.20

If earlier people did not pay much attention to the vehicle re-registration and had no idea about future changes, with the launch of the Safe City project, many car enthusiasts were faced with the problem of finding new car owners of their old vehicles. (more…)

Feedback of Participants of “Central Asian Expert ReForum: Pointers to the Future”

CABAR.asia 12.12.19

The event was held in Almaty on November 28-29. It was attended by about 50 leading and young experts of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. Many participants noted the vibrancy and unusual format of the event. (more…)

Meeting of the Heads of the Central Asian Countries in Tashkent: For the Sake of Growing Friendship

Anuar Temirov 02.12.19

«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.

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Have the Plans of Turkmenistan’s Authorities to Become Post-Soviet Kuwait Come True?

Mufiza Kenjayeva 01.11.19

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.

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