Analytical materials

“Completing delimitation and demarcation of state boundaries will not shelve the entire conflict potential. There is certainly a need for a lasting comprehensive approach with elaboration on an adequate and effective model of cross-border cooperation,” researcher Konstantin Larionov writes in an exclusive article for (more…)

Specialist in international relations Adinay Kurmanbekova (Bishkek) discusses about the results achieved by the Cooperation Council of Turkic-Speaking States (CCTSS) and what its prospects are in an article, written specially for (more…)

Madina Arbobova 10.11.20

Countries such as India, Pakistan and Afghanistan are important partners for Tajikistan. However, with Russia and China present in Central Asia, not much attention has been paid to the South Asia region lately. The initially laid down multi-vector nature of Dushanbe’s foreign policy is no longer considered so relevant, but nevertheless, Tajikistan’s cooperation with its southern partners can still be called a priority. More in the following article for CABAR.Asia by specialist in international relations Madina Arbobova.


Farkhod Tolipov 07.11.20

“It appears that the Great Game in Central Asia flares up again in much vigorous and quite peculiar manner. The Game is reflected in the mathematical model of geopolitics: it is “5+1=5” for the US, “5+1=6” for Russia, and “5+1=x” for China, so to speak,” Uzbek political analyst Farhod Tolipov writes in his article for (more…)

Nazik Imanbekova 04.11.20

«In the event of financial instability in Kyrgyzstan, multilateral creditors may increase the interest rates on loans or even refuse from further financing», Nazik Imanbekova sums up in an article for


Arsen Omuraliev 02.11.20

October 2020 in Central Asia is remembered for the stable rise in the COVID-19 cases; recent elections in two countries; social turmoil and regime change in Kyrgyzstan; visits by the defense ministers of Russia and Turkey; another border conflict. The analytical platform provides a brief overview of the major events in the region over the past month. (more…)

Kunduz Kydyrova 30.10.20

Currently, projects aimed at countering extremism are being implemented according to the same scheme. However, much is not considered in such projects. In particular, no attention is paid to the psychological component, while the perception of ideas and information received is key in the spread of radical ideologies. Kunduz Kydyrova, an analyst at M-Vector and a member of the School of Analytics, discusses the need to apply a transdisciplinary approach in PVE projects and how mythmaking can help increase the effectiveness of such initiatives.

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The publication “Discourses and Strategies for Solving Environmental Issues in Central Asia ” was developed by Muslimbek Buriev on the basis of the IWPR Representative Office in Central Asia and the regional analytical platform (more…)

Ildar Yakubov 27.10.20

Ildar Yakubov tries to answer the question why the protests in the two countries of the post-Soviet space lead to different results – in an article, written specially for (more…)

Rustami Sukhrob 22.10.20

Reestablished ties between Tajikistan and Uzbekistan, despite the bilateral nature, can play a definitive role in bolstering intra-regional co-operation. An expert on international relations Rustami Sukhrob looks into the points of contact, problems and prospects for these two neighbouring countires and attempts to explain what implications their repproachment can bring for the rest of Central Asia.