Commentary: Kazakhstanis Wait for Political Reforms from the Authorities

Anuar Temirov 11.06.19

On June 6, president Kassym-Zhomart Tokayev in his Twitter account wrote that the growth of the civil society is a natural process, and that the solid and multiparty parliament is a way for political modernisation. Logical questions arise: will the parliamentary election in Kazakhstan be competitive? And will alternative parties be allowed to run for election? (more…)

Election in Kazakhstan: What Conclusions Should Akorda Make? [commentary]

No drastic changes should be expected in the top echelons of power in the next six months. This issue needs to be well-thought and strictly coordinated with the Yelbassy. (more…)

Language Balance in Uzbekistan: an Acceptable Status Quo

«It is incorrect to speak about the competition between the Uzbek and Russian languages in Uzbekistan. They both occupy a certain niche in public and state life, neither of them can threaten the positions of the other, since they develop in parallel and isolation from each other,» – notes an international relations specialist from Tashkent and a participant in the cabar.asia school of analytics, Yuri Sarukhanyan.


Increase in Mobile Internet Price: Testing People’s Obedience?

Rustam Gulov 06.05.19

An op-ed of the expert Rustam Gulov on what was a reason behind the decision to increase the price of mobile Internet in Tajikistan and its sudden revocation.


cabar.asia Develops the Analytical Potential of Young Experts of the Region

Aziza Razykova 26.04.19

Now we will be able to correctly use this knowledge to create quality analytical product available to a large audience.


Almaty Has Become an Assembly Point for Young Analysts from Central Asian Countries

High concentration of eagerness for new knowledge together with leading figures in various fields has become a starting point for the development of a new generation of analysts.


The New Analytical Wave of Central Asia Under the Auspices of cabar.asia

From April 15 to 21, 2019 in Almaty, with the support of the Institute for War & Peace Reporting (IWPR), I had a good opportunity to become one of the program participants for young analysts as part of the School of Analysts cabar.asia. The uniqueness of this program was to create an information and analytical platform to highlight and offer solutions to regional problems using new approaches and analysis methods.


Back to School: Almaty Has Met Young Analysts

Lira Zaynilova 22.04.19

The main achievement was the creation of our large family of analysts, in which each is unique.


Role of Afghanistan in Connecting Central and South Asia Through Energy

Mohammad Idrees 02.04.19

«Afghanistan is looking forward eagerly to connect both Central and South Asia through energy. It will get benefited from its geostrategic location by reviving the ancient Silk Road in the form of energy», – independent researcher Mohammad Idrees notes in his article written for the analytical platform cabar.asia.


Social Experiment: How I was Wearing Headscarf in Tashkent for One Week

Louisa Atabaeva 22.02.19

A journalist based in Tashkent, Louiza Atabayeva, was wearing a headscarf for a week and told what it was like to hold business meetings, travel by underground, meet boyfriend’s friends and hear personal insults when you wear a headscarf.