July 2020 in Central Asia is remembered for the crisis-ridden epidemiological situation in the region; re-imposed lockdown; nationwide mourning in two countries; unrest, mass disturbance and road closures; the foreign ministers’ meeting with China; and unprecedented Eid al-Adha celebrations. The analytical platform CABAR.asia presents an overview of the major events in the region over the past month. (more…)
«The closeness or closure of Uzbekistan is essentially a new false stereotype that appeared under the influence of the huge impressions of the large-scale reforms that were initiated with the coming to power of President Shavkat Mirziyoyev,» mentioned Farhod Tolipov, director of the non-state scientific institution “Caravan of Knowledge” (Караван знаний), in an article, written specifically for CABAR.asia.
A lack of prior liaison on the eventual form of government in Afghanistan leaves vague prospects for a consensual peace. (more…)
June 2020 in Central Asia is remembered for the crisis-ridden epidemiological situation in the region; easing and tightening of quarantine measures; various protests; the decline of free speech; arrests and convictions of activists and former officials. The analytical platform CABAR.asia provides a brief overview of the most significant events of the region over the past month. (more…)
“Deinstitutionalization reform of the orphanages in Uzbekistan is impossible without preventing the placement of children in state institutions and strengthening social protection measures for vulnerable families, developing family forms of placement of orphans and children left without parental care, professional training of social workers, trainings for foster parents and introducing inclusive education” – noted experts Dilmurad Yusupov and Takhir Mirzhaparov in an article, written specially for CABAR.asia.
“If the government of Uzbekistan truly wished to liberalize the aviation industry, it needs to renounce the support for the national air carrier,” said political economist Bakhrom Radjabov in an article just for CABAR.asia. (more…)
Two regimes and standards have emerged in Uzbekistan since the beginning of the quarantine measures: one followed the logic of counteracting the spread of coronavirus, and the other followed the logic of economic calculation. (more…)
May 2020 in Central Asia is remembered for the steady increase in coronavirus cases, the easing of quarantine rules, border disputes, floods and mudflows, rallies, and heightened social tension. The analytical platform CABAR.asia provides a brief overview of the most significant events in the region over the past month. (more…)
“As China’s economic power is being reinforced, Chinese growing political influence in the region could be one of the most serious challenges to Uzbekistan and other Central Asian countries, given the growing partnerships both at the bilateral level and in BRI format,” said expert Oleg Limanov in an article just for CABAR.asia (more…)
In April 2020, a decree was issued on the establishment of the Public Chamber under the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan. The activity of the chamber is to establish a dialogue between the state, citizens, and civil society institutions. Political scientist Sanjar Saidov shared some views on the creation and future work of this chamber, in an article for CABAR.asia.