April 2020 in Central Asia is remembered for the scale of outbreaks and the number of deaths from coronavirus, extended lockdown and quarantine, terminated governmental events, anti-crisis measures, currency surge and stabilization. The analytical platform CABAR.asia provides a brief overview of the most significant events in the region over the past month. (more…)
“The impact of the pandemic for Tajikistan will disperse into two stages; the negative impact on a global scale – at first, and the spread of COVID-19 domestically along with the imposed quarantine – at second,” notes independent analyst Doryush Soliev in his article for CABAR.asia. (more…)
«The current crisis is a readiness test of Central Asian countries to build up regional political interaction, remove trade barriers, increase economic cooperation and resolve most of the long-term regional problems,» – mentioned research associate Akram Umarov, in an article written specifically for CABAR.asia.
The beginning of March 2020 in Central Asia was marked by continued courtesy meetings between the countries’ authorities along with persisting rallies and public events. The focus then shifted by mid-March to the spread of coronavirus infection. March is remembered among others for the unprecedented security measures, borders closure, declaration of a state of emergency, general quarantine, depreciation of national currencies, first deaths from coronavirus. The analytical platform CABAR.asia provides a brief overview of the most significant events in the region over the past month. (more…)
«Despite its sovereign status, Tajikistan is quite limited in choosing some of the most key aspects of its foreign policy, including with regard to its relations with Iran»? – mentioned political analyst Parviz Mullodzhanov, in an article written specifically for CABAR.asia.
“Decision-makers should be guided by the long-term goals in the favor of the republic’s sustainable development, and not solve short-term problems in the economy or energy sector with the help of coal. The entire heavy burden of the consequences of such decisions will be transferred to the new generation. Dependence on coal is extremely dangerous,” an independent expert from Tajikistan makes an analysis of the environmental consequences of coal mining, specifically for CABAR.asia. (more…)
February 2020 in Central Asia is remembered for the visit of the US State Secretary to the region, the conflict in southern Kazakhstan, protests in three countries, the government reshuffles, and coronavirus control measures. The analytical platform CABAR.asia provides a brief overview of the most significant events in the region over the past month. (more…)
In few days, on March 1, 2020, Tajikistan will hold elections to the republic’s legislative body. The fifth parliamentary elections in the post-war period of Tajik history will be held with a minimum political intrigue and with only one official opposition party participating. The ruling party feels more confident than ever. The systemic and non-systemic Tajik opposition is trying to influence the process but does not acquire the necessary resources. (more…)
Tajikistan anticipates many public sector reforms in 2020, while urgent issues hover. Muslimbek Buriev, a participant of the CABAR.asia School of Analytics, reveals what tasks the state authorities have set and what nuances are present in there. (more…)
You are a citizen of Tajikistan and you have a son, brother, grandson, or another close person of military age. One day this young man, on the street or at home, can be abducted by unknown people during the so-called “raids”, a traditional military draft. Mufiza Kenzhaeva, a participant of CABAR.asia School of Analytics, discusses various issues in her article: Why young people do not want to serve in the Tajik army? Why are the raids dangerous? What can be done to improve the situation? (more…)