Taalatbek Masadykov: Kyrgyzstan At Risk Of Becoming Failed State

Ermek Baisalov 16.11.20

A public figure, political analyst, regional security and international relations scholar Taalatbek Masadykov, in an interview for, shared his vision of how Kyrgyzstan should seek its way out of the current political crisis and what to change in the country’s foreign policy; he also discussed his political and career plans. (more…)

Kyrgyzstan: Young People Are Our Present

Back in 2017, over 50 per cent of the population took part in the presidential election. According to the study of the youth development institute, only 30 per cent of young citizens took part in the election. In 2020, it became obvious after the parliamentary election that the younger generation of Kyrgyzstan has become more active participant in the political affairs of the country.

Medet Tyulegenov: Exaggerated Hopes on Young Candidates for Parliament

According to the political analyst, the seventh convocation of Zhogorku Kenesh will be a very difficult period for the country and future parliamentarians will have higher requirements, respectively. (more…)

Yuliy Yusupov: What Lessons Can Central Asia Learn from the Events in Belarus? 02.10.20

The events in Belarus show that “the old and already customary mechanisms for extending the power of authoritarian leaders are failing,” Yuliy Yusupov, director of the Center for Assistance to Economic Development of Uzbekistan, said in an interview with


Marilyn Josefson: EU can serve as an example for regional integration in Central Asia

Rustami Sukhrob 29.09.20

Ms. Marilyn Josefson, Ambassador of the European Union, Head of the European Union Delegation to Tajikistan, in an exclusive interview for, shared her thoughts about ongoing projects in Tajikistan, the new EU strategy for Central Asia and understanding of regional cooperation.


Ambassador Nicholas Brousseau: Canada and Central Asia –so much in common!

Ermek Baisalov 07.09.20

Nicholas Brousseau, Ambassador of Canada to Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic and Tajikistan, spoke in an interview with about cooperation priorities with  the countries in the region, features shared by Central Asian nations and Canada, and why inclusion and diversity are critical to addressing the challenges of the modern world.


Deadlock over alimony payments: why Kazakhstan cannot solve the problem of alimony payments?

Gulnaz Mustafa 27.08.20

In 2019, nearly 200 thousand alimony claims were in progress, according to the department for 
execution of court decrees of the ministry of justice of Kazakhstan. Out of them, nearly 14 
thousand claims are deemed bad. About one third of 14 thousand do not make alimony 
payments at all. (more…)

What is the Situation with Religious Education in Central Asia? Interview with Sebastien Peyrouse

Ermek Baisalov 23.07.20

«The Central Asian governments need to get out of a mindset that still retains the Soviet legacy of separation of state and religion understood as the prohibition of religion interfering in affairs of the state, but under which the state has the right to control all, or the majority of, religious activities» – said Sebastian Peyrouse, research professor of the Central Asian Program at the Institute for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies at George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Relations in the interview with


Uyghur Human Rights Policy Act. Interview with Sean Roberts

Ermek Baisalov 22.06.20

On June 17, US President Donald Trump signed into law on sanctions against China. The document imposes sanctions on those who are responsible for human rights violations in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region of China. Dr Sean R. Roberts, an American anthropologist, researcher on Central Asia and Uyghurs, director of the International Development Studies Program at George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Relations in an interview with explains what does the new law mean.


The Stigma of a Victim. Why Is It Important in Kyrgyzstan to Talk About Violence Against Women?

In 2019 6,145 cases of domestic violence were registered in Kyrgyzstan, according to the ministry of interior affairs.
Most often, women were the victims of domestic violence — 5,659 reported cases or 92%. (more…)