Analytical materials

Protest Activity in Kazakhstan

Kamila Kovyazina 20.09.20

“The coronavirus situation offers a double-edged effect on protests in Kazakhstan: at one end protest activity is limited by quarantine restrictions, and at the other, the coronacrisis may have a major delayed effect,” sociologist Kamila Kovyazina analyzes protest activity in Kazakhstan in an exclusive article for CABAR.asia.

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TAT Railway Project : a Road That Was Never Built

Rustami Sukhrob 15.09.20

The fate of the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Tajikistan (TAT) railway is still unclear, although in terms of importance this project can compete with China’s Belt and Road Initiative. 

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2020 Parliamentary Elections in Kyrgyzstan: Scene and Developments

While Kyrgyzstan is recovering from the coronavirus pandemic, the country’s electoral processes are in full swing. Worse still, total reframing of the Kyrgyz political landscape over the last two years has been stirring things up for both politicians switching their allegiance and an electorate. (more…)

Reform of the Ministry of Internal Affairs in Uzbekistan: Will Expectations Come True?

“From time to time, negative incidents related to the activities of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, such as the use of torture, beatings and frequent cases of corruption in the ranks of the internal affairs bodies, only strengthen the negative attitude of ordinary citizens towards their “defenders”, mentions Farkhod Mirzabaev, an independent analyst, participant of the CABAR.asia School of Analytics from Tashkent.

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The Future of Extremist Groups in Afghanistan Amidst Inter-Afghan Dialogue and Peace Process

Makhmud Giyosov 04.09.20

In this article, Tajik political analysts Mahmud Giyosov and Sherali Rizoyen reveal the Afghan warring parties’ stance on the peace process. A major issue for the Central Asian states in this process is the future of foreign terrorist groups that have citizens of post-Soviet countries in their ranks. (more…)

What Leads to Protests in Kyrgyzstan and Where Can They Lead Us?

Zamira Isakova 03.09.20

“Protests are not always the unification of the masses on a negative foundation, but an attempt to show the authorities that the population is dissatisfied, where urgent and effective measures are needed, in order to solve the population’s problems,” expert Zamira Isakova reveals the triggers of protest moods in Kyrgyzstan in an article, written specially for CABAR .asia. (more…)

Silver Lining of Pandemic: Redefining Civil Society in Tajikistan

Muslimbek Buriev 27.08.20

“Non-governmental organizations, mass media, community groups and initiatives have emerged amidst lockdown as actors actively engaged in assisting the population and addressing the crisis,” political scientist Muslimbek Buriev examines the role of civil society in Tajikistan in an article just for the CABAR.asia. (more…)

Difficulties of Transition to Distance Learning: the Case of Kazakhstan

“It is necessary to work on improving the distance format and the development of online educational platforms precisely in the long term, and the perception of this format as temporary for the period of a pandemic is erroneous,” says expert Ayim Saurambaeva in an article, written specially for CABAR.asia. (more…)

Renewable Energy Sources: What should be on the Agenda now?

CABAR.asia 21.08.20

The publication “Renewable Energy Sources: What should be on the Agenda now?” was developed by Dr. Farkhod Aminjonov on the basis of the IWPR Representative Office in Central Asia and the regional analytical platform CABAR.asia. (more…)

Is the Chosen Model of Distance Learning Justified in Kyrgyzstan?

“Blended learning, which allows the use of currently used forms of distance education in conjunction with traditional tools, can become a promising solution of finding an optimal learning model,” says expert Ekaterina Kasymova in an article written specifically for CABAR.asia (more…)