Interviews / Kyrgyzstan

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 CABAR.asia, 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.
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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…)

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 CABAR.asia 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.

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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 CABAR.asia.

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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 CABAR.asia explains what does the new law mean.

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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…)

Dr Troy Sternberg: The Biggest Issue is Not an Environment, It’s the Management

Ermek Baisalov 18.03.20

Dr Troy Sternberg, British Academy Post-doctoral Research Fellow in the School of Geography, Oxford University (UK), on an interview with CABAR.asia told about why there are conflicts between residents and investors in the mining sector, the environmental threats of Central Asian countries and the role of water in nature.

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Pascal Lorot: France – a Perfect Partner for Central Asian States

Special representative of the French government for economic diplomacy in Central Asia Pascal Lorot told in the interview to CABAR.asia about the strategic role of Central Asian countries for France, priority directions of cooperation, as well as the countries it develops more actively with and why. (more…)

Edil Osmonbetov: The Power of Central Asian States in Their Unity

Bermet Nasirova 26.11.19

Edil Osmonbetov, a Kyrgyz political scientist and international relations expert, shared his views on the upcoming Tashkent summit of the heads of Central Asian states. (more…)