Opinions / Kazakhstan

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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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…)

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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Only a Bad Central Asian Expert Doesn’t Dream of Visiting Georgia

CABAR.asia 26.06.19

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.

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Commentary: Kazakhstanis Wait for Political Reforms from the Authorities

Anuar Temirov 11.06.19

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…)

Election in Kazakhstan: What Conclusions Should Akorda Make? [commentary]

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…)

Almaty Has Become an Assembly Point for Young Analysts from Central Asian Countries

Aslan Nurzhanov 26.04.19

High concentration of eagerness for new knowledge together with leading figures in various fields has become a starting point for the development of a new generation of analysts.

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Implementation of the “Open Skies” Policy in Central Asia

Askar Mukashev 19.01.19

The topic of “open skies” from the air carriage industry in recent years has increasingly begun to sound both in the media and in the lobbies of the governments of Central Asian countries. The reason for the actualization of this issue is the national interests of each of the states of the region on the development of the domestic aviation industry to increase revenues, increase trade, develop tourism and attract foreign investments.

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