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Tajikistan and Uzbekistan as Possible Drivers of Regional Cooperation in Central Asia

Rustami Sukhrob 22.10.20

Reestablished ties between Tajikistan and Uzbekistan, despite the bilateral nature, can play a definitive role in bolstering intra-regional co-operation. An expert on international relations Rustami Sukhrob looks into the points of contact, problems and prospects for these two neighbouring countires and attempts to explain what implications their repproachment can bring for the rest of Central Asia.

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War in the South Caucasus: Lessons for Central Asia

Akram Umarov 19.10.20

«Despite the low level of interaction between Central Asia and the South Caucasus, the analysis of events around Nagorno-Karabakh is of particular value due to the presence of certain parallels in the post-Soviet period of the development of these regions», – mentioned independent expert Akram Umarov in an article, written specially for CABAR.asia.

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Will Events in Kyrgyzstan Echo In Other Central Asian States?

Ermek Baisalov 09.10.20

The eyes of the world, and notably of Central Asian states, are upon events that have unfolded in Kyrgyzstan after parliamentary elections on October 4. Editors of CABAR.asia analytical platform interviewed regional political experts on how the public reacted to events in the neighboring country and how they could possibly echo in other countries. (more…)

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

CABAR.asia 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 CABAR.asia.

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What is Common Between the Events in Belarus and Central Asia?

“The unfolding events in Belarus, in one way or another, have an impact on Central Asia, in relation to which discussions are underway in the expert community. They are primarily connected with the opinion that a new round of the “Great Game” has begun here,” says researcher and analyst Konstantin Larionov, in an article written specifically for CABAR.asia.

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Women’s Activism in Belarus and Central Asia: a Trend or Necessity?

Zulfiya Raissova 22.09.20

How did it happen that women became the main force of the protests in Belarus in 2020, whose courage is observed by the whole world, and what is the situation with women’s activism in Central Asia? (more…)

The Third Decade of Independence: How Fast Does the Central Asian Population Grow?

CABAR.asia 18.08.20

During the past 10 years, the population of Central Asia has been increasing by an average of one million people annually. Despite the low living standards and high mortality rate in some countries, experts predict the further growth of the region’s population.

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“Rented As a Furniture”. The Migrants from Central Asia Are the Majority of Those Enslaved in Russia

CABAR.asia 10.08.20

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the economic crisis, experts predict a new wave of the forced labor slavery in Russia. (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 CABAR.asia.

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