Search: Kyrgyzstan,Central Asia (18 materials)


Who Will Solve the Kyrgyz–Tajik Energy Crisis?

... reliable partner of the 3. The path forward Michael Lambert: Nuclear Energy is not Dead! Understanding the Drivers Underpinning the Ongoing Nuclear Renaissance Overall, measuring the risks and opportunities that arise in this major energy crisis of the Central Asian states, Kyrgyzstan possesses greater cooperation flexibility, as it is involved in the majority of the regional cooperation frameworks and maintains great relations with all three key global players in the region. Its significantly high debt, especially in the ...


Russia and Central Asia: Between Pragmatism and Geopolitics

... their internal stability, preventing the large-scale archaisation of societies and, as a result, destabilisation with subsequent transformation into many local centres of religious extremism. In the 30 years since the collapse of the USSR, the states of Central Asia — Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan — have gone their own way and, in each case, pursued original path of independent development. Due to the fact that they initially did not have the prospect of mechanistic inclusion in an alternative ...


Moscow Is Still Central Asia’s Top Security Ally

... ]. Moscow, however, is not ignoring what China has been doing in the area, so much so that newspapers’ headlines have been talking of the “new great game”. While Russia still uses “national security” as a justification for all its moves in Central Asia, this may not be the only reason [ xiv ]. The deployment of UAVs in Kyrgyzstan and of modern S-300 anti-aircraft missile systems in Tajikistan may hide a strong will to keep the area under Russia’s traditional sphere of influence. The limited bilateral cooperation, the ineffectiveness of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization ...


The Paradoxes of Social and Economic Development in Central Asia

... infrastructure have been dismantled in almost 80 per cent of urban buildings previously connected to the centralised heating system. The severe energy crisis in the winter of 2007–2008 in Tajikistan and the accident at Bishkek Thermal Power Plant, Kyrgyzstan, in January 2018 highlight the fact that the utility gap remains. To summarise, resolving the paradoxes outlined above will be the strategic goal for all Central Asian countries over the coming 15 to 20 years. This is precisely the key to the “big transformation" of the region that is currently underway.


Prospects for the Fight against Extremism and Terrorism in the Central Asian Region

... pseudo-educational groups like Hizb ut-Tahrir (which does not formally pursue military action but is included in the lists of terrorist organisations maintained by the security services of key global states). Federica Prandin: The EU and Russia in Central Asia: Is There Any Room for Cooperation? A new trend has emerged in recent years with Jihadist groups forced out from Kyrgyzstan starting to exert an influence on Salafi jamaats in the country. Once in prison, members of these organisations are sometimes reported to convert their cellmates into loyal supporters in a short time. The latest terrorist operation was the ...


Envisioning Opportunities for U.S.-Russia Cooperation in and with Central Asia

The Working Group on the Future of U.S.-Russia Relations’ Report Central Asia stands out as a comparatively “nontoxic” region where there are limited, but not insignificant, opportunities for U.S.-Russia collaboration both bilaterally and within multilateral frameworks: in the space industry, civil security, job-creation ...


State Department speech reflects growing security risks in Central Asia

... official Daniel Rosenblum signaled a shift in the direction of American policy in Central Asia, reflecting some critical economic, political and security developments in the area. The June 9th speech comes after an unprecedented five-country tour of Central Asia-- Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan-- by Secretary of State Kerry last November. In the same address to the House Foreign Affairs Committee last year, Rosenblum detailed the usual multifold approach to Central Asia— the promotion ...


Kyrgyzstan Rejects U.S. Humanitarian Aid

... elections coming soon, Bishkek quite reasonably would like to see Western influence diminished. In a nutshell: U.S. technical assistance is very important, for example in the healthcare sector . Thanks to vaccinations and training provided by USAID, Kyrgyzstan has become the only Central Asian country to be free of the poliomyelitis outburst in 2010 and of malaria, and has also reduced infant mortality by two thirds. USAID has provided the Kyrgyz parliament with office equipment and advisors who have assisted in compiling most ...


Tajik Experts Worried by Imbalances in Eurasian Economic Union

... may try to detach the economy from politics. The ongoing Ukraine crisis and Russia's involvement pose the main factor scaring other countries off from joining Russia within any structure. Despite participation in many integration unions, countries in Central Asia including Tajikistan prefer bilateral cooperation with the Kremlin. 5. The EEU is due to reach full force by 2025. What is your vision of the group in 10 years’ time? Flickr / Eric Lafforgue Kyrgyzstan Experts’ Polemic: “Kyrgyzstan and the EEU: Better In than Out” SO : The EEU’s viability for Tajikistan will depend on Russia's success materializing its integration potential, especially given the deteriorating geopolitical ...


Overcoming Forgetfulness: How Central Asian Societies and Elites Perceive the Great Patriotic War

... [5] . Veterans are scarce in Central Asia because many are Russian, Ukrainian, Jewish, etc., and after the USSR collapsed they moved to Russia, Ukraine, Israel and other countries [6] . World War Two veteran, Leninskoe, Kyrgyzstan As a result, today’s young society in Central Asia largely rejects Soviet ideological models, methods and practices, many of which are war-related. People under 30 are essentially ignorant because they grew up and studied in the post-Soviet period in order to solidify their new identities ...


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