New areas of cooperation between Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan

“The main areas of cooperation between Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan could be counteractions against common security challenges – poverty, unemployment, inefficient agricultural sector and cross-border cooperation. Bilateral cooperation is most visibly possible in the Fergana Valley”, said Sheradil Baktygulov, a researcher of problems in Central Asia (Kyrgyzstan, Bishkek), in an article written exclusively for

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Anar Musabaeva: Gender Equality in Kyrgyzstan: the appearance of success

“The notorious achievement of the government in the number of women in senior positions is a very relative success, since the presence of a certain number of women in parliament or in the government does not reflect the real situation of gender inequality in the country, including in terms of women’s participation in politics”, noted Anar Musabaeva, an independent analyst (Kyrgyzstan, Bishkek), in an article written exclusively for the CABAR.

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Andrei Grozin: Another Term for Uzbek Leader, and Then What?

Uzbek president Islam Karimov’s failure to appear at the congress of his Liberal Democratic Party last month has given rise to renewed speculation about his health.

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Nurgul Esenamanova: How the concept in the religious sphere can solve the problem of radical Islam?

“The concept of state policy in the sphere of religion in Kyrgyzstan should not be viewed as the key to solving all the problems in this field, but only as part of, or even the beginning of attempts to solve the topical issues of this delicate and sensitive aspect of social life”, said Nurgul Esenamanova, a political scientist, an expert in religious security, in an article written exclusively for CABAR.

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Uran Abdynasyrov: “In 2015, the economy of Kyrgyzstan faces a number of serious challenges.”

“We need to understand that no one, except the Kyrgyz Republic itself, will ensure the growth of the country and strengthen the national economy, because others, even under such close cooperation, think of their own benefit,” said Uran Abdynasyrov, Director of the Public Foundation “Eurasian Studies” (Kyrgyzstan, Bishkek), in an article written exclusively for the CABAR.

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Adil Kaukenov: Relations between China and Kazakhstan under new geopolitical conditions

“China gives special importance to Kazakhstan, which at the moment, has become a key element for Beijing in its policies regarding the whole of Central Asia,” said Adil Kaukenov, a political scientist (Kazakhstan, Astana), in an article written exclusively for the CABAR.

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“Tajikistan and China: strategic partnership or lack of alternatives?”

“One of the basic and integral objective risks for Central Asia is the lack of alternatives to their intense relations with China,” said Rashid Abdullo, an independent expert (Dushanbe, Tajikistan), in an article written exclusively for CABAR.

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“Is Kyrgyzstan ready for a new level of cooperation with China?”

“If there is no methodological school, the study of domestic and foreign policy of China will be superficial, and thus the substance to cooperation between Kyrgyzstan and China will be determined by China. Therefore, the number one priority should be the formation of the national school of Sinology,” said Sheradil Baktygulov, a researcher of problems in Central Asia (Kyrgyzstan, Bishkek), in an article written exclusively for CABAR.

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Saodat Olimova: “The crisis in Russia, and Tajik labor migration”

“Right now, we are at the beginning. Like during the previous crisis, the situation of migrants from Tajikistan is getting noticeably worse, and apparently, it will deteriorate further,” said Saodat Olimova, deputy director of Research Center “Sharq” (Dushanbe, Tajikistan) in an article written specifically for CABAR.

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The impact of the Russian crisis on the countries of Central Asia

“One way or another, each of the CIS countries will have to develop its anti-crisis strategy in the near future, and it is better if this strategy is quite effective”, said Parviz Mullojanov, a political scientist (Dushanbe, Tajikistan), in an article written exclusively for CABAR.

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The experts

Rashid Ghani Abdullo

Independent expert

Rustam Azizi

Deputy Director of the Center for Islamic Studies under the President of the Republic of Tajikistan

Ainura Akmatalieva

Director of the Institute of Perspective Policy

Iskander Akylbayaev

Researcher of KazISS, the Department of Foreign Policy and International Security

Bakhtiyor Alimdjanov

Independent researcher, Ph.D in History (Tashkent)

Dimash Alzhanov

Political scientist, representative of the Civil Initiative "За реформу МВД" (Almaty).

Nailya Almukhamedova

Director General of the Parasat System Research Institute; participant of the School of Analytics (Astana)

Anna Alshanskaya

Senior Researcher at the Kazakhstan Institute for Strategic Studies under the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan, participant of the School of Analytics (Nur-Sultan)

Farkhod Aminjonov

Ph.D., senior researcher at the Eurasian Research Institute

Aydar Amrebayev

Head of the Center for Political Science and International Studies

Mahram Anvarzod

Islamic scholar

Hamidjon Arifov

PhD. in geological-mineralogical sciences, Tajik Committee of the International Commission on Large Dams, Lead Researcher at the Tajik Institute of Water Issues, Hydropower and Ecology

Zarema Askarova

Independent expert

Indira Aslanova

Expert on religious studies

Anvar Babayev

PhD in Economics, Head Analyst and Director of the Population Migration Section of the Tajik Academy of Science’s Institute of Economics and Demographics

Erzhan Bagdatov

Executive Director of the Center of Media Technologies

Erkin Baydarov

Leading researcher of the Institute of Oriental Studies of the Ministry of Education and Science of Kazakhstan

Sheradil Baktygulov

Independent expert

Serik Beysembayev


Nazik Beishenaly

President, Union of Cooperatives of Kyrgyzstan

Nurbek Bekmurzaev

Independent researcher, participant of School of Analytics (Bishkek)

Danil Bekturganov

President of the Public Foundation "Civil Expertise"

Denis Berdakov

Political scientist

Valentin Bogatyrev

Head of the analytical consortium "Perspective"

Konstantin Bondarenko


Muslimbek Buriev

Political scientist, participant of School of Analytics (Dushanbe)

Rustam Burnashev

Political scientist

Mereke Gabdualiev

Сonstitutional lawyer, director of the public foundation “Institute for the Development of Constitutionalism and Democracy”

Alexander Galiyev

Editor of

Gulyaev Sergey

General Director of PF "Decenta"

Anna Gusarova

Director of the Central Asian Institute for Strategic Studies

Zoir Davlatov

Independent expert

Nurali Davlatov


Nazima Davletova

Editor-in-chief of "Interview" media project, online edition of

Emil Djuraev

Political scientist, assistant professor of the American University in Central Asia

Salamat Dzhybykeev

International Relations Specialist (Bishkek)

Svetlana Dzardanova

Political scientist, coordinator of Research and Training of the OSCE Academy in Bishkek

Sergey Domnin

Chief editor of “Expert Kazakhstan” magazine

Asel Doolotkeldieva

Ph.D., political scientist

Roza Duisheeva

Candidate of Political Sciences, Associate Professor of the Department of International Relations and Social Sciences of the International Kuwait University; participant of the School of Analytics (Bishkek)

Berikbol Dukeyev

Political scientist, PhD researcher at the Australian National University.

Bakhtier Ergashev

Director of the Center for Political Initiatives "Māno"

Zamira Zholdaskyzy

Analyst at the Center for the Development of Labor Resources of the Republic of Kazakhstan, participant of School of Analytics (Nur-Sultan)

Zaynab Dost

Independent expert

Galiya Ibragimova

Independent expert

Tamerlan Ibraimov

Director of the Center for Political and Legal Studies

Ruslan Izimov

Sinologist, head of the "Eurasian Studies Program" of the Institute for World Economics and Politics under the Foundation of First President of the Kazakhstan, director of the Center for China Studies in Central Asia "Synopsys"

Alisher Ilkhamov

Independent Researcher, Program Officer at Open Society Foundation (London)

Fabio Indeo

Specialist in geopolitics in Central Asia

Zamira Isakova

Central Asia Political and Security Specialist (Bishkek)

Kosimsho Iskandarov

Head of Conflict Resolution and Regional Research Center in association with the Academy of Sciences

Amina Kalmamatova intern

Lesya Karataeva

Ph.D. is Chief Researcher at the Kazakhstan Institute for Strategic Studies under the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan

Nuriddin Karshiboyev

Chairman of the National Association of Independent Media of Tajikistan

Yerlan Kassym

Specialist in energy policy, green economy and alternative energy. Government and Public Relations adviser at Royal Dutch Shell in Kazakhstan (Nur-Sultan)

Ekaterina Kasymova

Independent expert

Adil Kaukenov

Sinologist, political scientist

Turonbek Kozokov intern

Iskandar Qonunov

Political scientist

Alla Kuvatova

Sociologist, PhD

Kodir Kuliev

Anti-Corruption and Human Rights Expert (Tashkent)

Zaynidin Kurmanov

Professor of the Kyrgyz-Russian Slavic University

Aidarkhan Kusainov

Financial analyst and general director of the Almagest Management and Strategy Consulting Company

Talgat Mamyrayimov

Independent expert

Dilmira Matyakubova

Independent researcher (Tashkent)

Michael Petrushkov

Chairman of the Business Development Center of the Republic of Tajikistan

Kairat Moldashev

Professor - Researcher of the Narxoz University (Almaty)

Atay Moldobaev

Head of “Prudent Solutions” Analytical Department

Anton Morozov

Ph.D., political scientist

Parviz Mullodjanov

Ph.D. political scientist, политолог, orientalist and independent researcher from Tajikistan

Anar Musabaeva

Independent political analyst (Bishkek)

Marat Musuraliev

Economist, Deputy Director of Smart Business Solutions Central Asia

Elmira Nogoibayeva

Head of the Analytical Center "Policy Asia"

Zhaslan Nurbaev

Associate Professor at Gumilyov Eurasian National University, participant of the School of Analytics (Nur-Sultan)

Dinara Nurusheva


Diana Okremova

Director of the “Legal Media Centre” Public Foundation

Edil Osmonbetov

Political scientist

Lidiya Parkhomchik

Senior Researcher, Eurasian Research Institute

Anastasiya Reshetnyak

Senior Researcher of the Kazakhstan Institute of Strategic Studies

Sherali Rizoyon

Political Scientist (Dushanbe)

Jaksylyk Sabitov

PhD, Eurasian National University

Sardor Salim

Political Scientist (Tashkent)

Farrukh Salimov

PhD in History

Yuriy Sarukhanyan

International Relations Specialist. Participant of the School of Analysts (Tashkent).

Rafael Sattarov

Political scientist

Petr Svoik

Political scientist

Olga Simakova

Public Fund "Center for Social and Political Studies ‘Strategy’"

Klara Soronkulova

Lawyer, former judge of the Constitutional Chamber of KR Supreme Court

Konstantin Syroejkin

PhD., leading Kazakhstani Sinologist

Alisher Taksanov

Independent expert

Azamat Temirkulov

Associate Professor, Doctor of Political Sciences (Bishkek)

Medet Tyulegenov

Head of the Department of “International and Comparative Politics”, AUCA

Esen Usubaliev

Head of the analytical center "Prudent Solutions", specialist in international relations

Farkhod Tolipov

Political scientist, the director of the non-governmental scientific and educational institution "Bilim Carvoni"

Komron Khidoyatzoda

Editor of diplomatic messenger "MISSION"

Yevgeniy Khon


Khursand Khurramov

Political scientist

Andrey Chebotarev

Director, Centre for Contemporary Research «Alternativa»

Ajar Chekirova

PhD candidate at the Department of Political Science at the University of Illinois in Chicago

Irina Chernykh

Chief Researcher at the Kazakhstan Institute for Strategic Studies under the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Doctor of History, Professor

Iskender Sharsheev

Economist, Executive Director of the Association of Foreign Investors (Bishkek)

Eratov Iskender

Independent expert

Chinara Esengul

Senior Advisor for the conflicts prevention, UNDP

Guly Yuldasheva

Dilmurad Yusupov

PhD student at the Institute of Development Studies of the University of Sussex, participant of School of Analytics (Tashkent).

Yuliy Yusupov

Economist, director of Center for Economic Development (Tashkent)