«Today, a certain number of local experts believe that banning Tablighi Jamaat in the country will be extremely unwise. Since for Kyrgyzstan it represents no threat, but, on the contrary, ideologically opposes the Wahhabi and Salafi movements», Roza Duisheeva, a PhD in Political sciences, and participant of the School of Analytics cabar.asia, writes in her article.
Public Image Problems of State Institutions in Uzbekistan: How to Establish Dialogue with the People?
«The information policy of state institutions should be built on the proper positioning: it is necessary that officials see civil society as a “client” who requires quality service. Ignoring the demands of society or responding inadequately to them will lead to final loss of public image and trust from citizens», Lira Zaynilova, communication specialist from Uzbekistan, participant of the School of Analytics cabar.asia, writes in her article.
«Due to the historical background, the Kazakhstanis have fear of the nuclear power. Internal resistance and justified fear of this industry cast doubts on the consensus on this issue» – said Aslan Nurzhanov, a project manager of the Centre for Social Interaction and Communications and a participant of the School of Analytics cabar.asia.
«Measures to increase the efficiency of foreign labour migration should be taken at the national level, which will, after all, create a totally different socio-economic situation in the Republic of Tajikistan», – Bekhruz Saidov, a Dushanbe-based participant of the School of Analytics cabar.asia, writes in his article.
«Uzbekistan with its immense renewable potential can meet the country’s all energy demand using only renewable sources of energy» – noted by energy specialists from Uzbekistan in a special article for the cabar.asia.
The decision to raise mobile Internet prices is not the first attempt of the Tajik authorities to replenish the budget at the expense of a relatively stable developing industry. The authorities have taken other similar initiatives in the past. In most cases, they were successful.
The Democratization Prospects of Central Asian Countries or How to Wake up the Sleeping Institutions?
«The sneering attitude towards democratic procedures and the rule of law is the predominant feature of both the mass consciousness and the worldview of elites in the post-Soviet space. Maybe, therefore, the real democratic political systems that we have are more likely exceptions than the rule?», – notes an economist from Tashkent Yuli Yusupov in his article for cabar.asia.
«Joining the WTO represents a challenge and a test of the efficiency of not only for Uzbek enterprises and business community but also of the state and bureaucratic machinery», – said Farhod Mirzabayev, an independent analyst from Uzbekistan.
If we look at freedom of speech in Central Asia, the countries have many things in common – not least their vulnerability to Russian propaganda – but all have to be considered separately. (more…)
«Scientific collaboration at the regional level is essential to study and solve many problems in Central Asia. Currently, collaborative work is done in few areas only», – notes Kazakhstan-based researcher Kairat Moldashev in his special article for cabar.asia.