Interviews

Marius Fossum: The authorities of Kazakhstan need to start a dialogue with protesters

cabar.asia 13.06.19

“Instead of suppressing the protests, the authorities need to start a comprehensive dialogue with the protesters because further disregard of their claims can cause even more discontent and tension in the society,” human rights activist Marius Fossum said in the interview to cabar.asia. (more…)

Azimjon Sayfiddinov: Tajikistan is Experiencing a Decline in The Activity of Civil Society Organizations

Suyuna Dadybaeva 07.06.19

«It is necessary to assign some state functions to civil society organizations. Outsourcing is already required for certain things», – notes Azimjon Sayfiddinov, director of the Eurasia Foundation of Central Asia (EFCA)–Tajikistan, in an interview for cabar.asia about the state of civil society in Tajikistan.

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Roman Vakulchuk: Strategic Forecasting vs. Scenario Planning

Ermek Baisalov 31.05.19

«Strategic forecasting fails to predict any radical change either in political or economic domains. The advantage of scenario planning is that this method makes decision-makers better prepared for a new reality», – Roman Vakulchuk, a senior researcher at the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI), former employee of the Shell Oil Company (Royal Dutch Shell), a trainer on scenario planning, said in the interview to cabar.asia.

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Parviz Mullojanov: Labor Migration Will Harm Tajikistan in the Long Term

cabar.asia 27.05.19

“Mass labor migration should not become a permanent phenomenon. The longer it lasts, the more harmful and destructive consequences it accumulates, and those are beginning to threaten political and social stability”, political analyst Parviz Mullojanov told cabar.asia in an interview. (more…)

The Lack of Quality Seeds and High Loans are the Problems of Agriculture in Tajikistan

cabar.asia 10.05.19

«We need to solve the problem of the lack of quality seeds of many agricultural crops for the development of farming and agriculture in our country», – notes Kurbonali Partoev Doctor of Agricultural Science, in his interview for cabar.asia.

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Filippo Costa Buranelli: The Central Asian States are Pursuing Their Own Way of Cooperation

cabar.asia 30.04.19

«Central Asian states do not need another organization to cooperate, but rather they need something more flexible, like an informal club between them to regulate and open discussion» – notes Filippo Costa Buranelli, researcher and assistant professor in international relations at University of St.Andrews, in his interview for cabar.asia.

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Orozbek Moldaliev: A Kyrgyz Need not Necessarily be a Muslim [+video]

Natalia Lee 21.04.19

“Concern with Islam will surely rise. In terms of what? All these events happening in the Middle East are on the agenda and make believers, religious activists become active. They preach and explain Islam, which has its impact, as well,” ex-director of State Committee for Religious Affairs of Kyrgyzstan, specialist in religious extremism and terrorism issues Orozbek Moldaliev said in the interview to cabar.asia.
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Alymbek Bekmanov: Jehovah’s Witnesses Stick to Neutrality and Stay Away From Politics

Natalia Lee 25.03.19

Alymbek Bekmanov, a chair of the steering committee of the Jehovah’s Witnesses religious centre in Kyrgyzstan, tells about the first appearance of the Jehovah’s Witnesses in the country and how they interact with the people and the authorities in the interview to cabar.asia.

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Nazarbayev Plans His Legacy

How will Kazakstan’s leader be remembered for his 30 years in power? (more…)

Askar Nursha: Tokayev Has Chances to Become the Next President of Kazakhstan

Ermek Baisalov 21.03.19

«It will be a kind of probation period for Tokayev because the quality of his performance during this time will show if he could be seen as the key player in the election by the political establishment», – states Kazakhstan-based political analyst, Askar Nursha, in the interview to cabar.asia.

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