Interviews / Tajikistan
Ms. Marilyn Josefson, Ambassador of the European Union, Head of the European Union Delegation to Tajikistan, in an exclusive interview for CABAR.asia, shared her thoughts about ongoing projects in Tajikistan, the new EU strategy for Central Asia and understanding of regional cooperation.
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.
«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.
Mirzo Hojimuhammad, a top Tajik doctor, notes that the authorities were late in recognizing the existence of the coronavirus. (more…)
Inga Sikorskaya, media expert and the Director of the research organization School of Peacemaking and Media Technology in Central Asia, in CABAR.asia interview spoke about freedom of speech and hate speech, about the struggle for an independent media and challenges that journalists face. (more…)
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.
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…)
A significant part of the Tajik economy is monopolized. It is the monopolies that are to blame for the fact that Tajikistan has not yet created a competitive environment, said Khodzhimuhammad Umarov, professor of Tajik State University, doctor of economic sciences.
The Chairman of the Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Region of the Republic of Tajikistan and CABAR.asia summarize the results of one year of his work.
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…)