Kyrgyzstan again faces the growth in coronavirus cases. 61 hospitals have been opened all over the republic for coronavirus patients. The majority of them have been opened in the south of the country.
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…)
During the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the issue of post-COVID economic recovery in Central Asia is already included in the agenda. International institutions and the expert research community’s representatives present various timelines of economic recovery to the pre-crisis level. Meanwhile, there are proposals about the transformation of the economic model itself.
Currently, projects aimed at countering extremism are being implemented according to the same scheme. However, much is not considered in such projects. In particular, no attention is paid to the psychological component, while the perception of ideas and information received is key in the spread of radical ideologies. Kunduz Kydyrova, an analyst at M-Vector and a member of the CABAR.asia School of Analytics, discusses the need to apply a transdisciplinary approach in PVE projects and how mythmaking can help increase the effectiveness of such initiatives.
In early October, Kyrgyzstan was overtaken by mass disorders caused by the results of the parliamentary election. They continued until October 10. The situation in the country is stabilising gradually, but not in terms of Covid-19 cases. (more…)
Amid disorders in Kyrgyzstan after the parliamentary election of October 4, 2020, much fake news was published on the internet. Can you distinguish between truth or fake?
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…)
“The sixth convocation of Kyrgyz Parliament is no more. While in force, however, it served as an entity rather conforming to the authorities” – coming from Tansuluu Matieva, a participant of CABAR.Asia School for Young Analysts.