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The Paradoxes of Social and Economic Development in Central Asia

... Despite significant migration outflow over the last 30 years, the population of the region has increased by 47 per cent or more than 23 million people. Considering the youthful population (the average age in Central Asia, as of 2015 , ranged from 22 in Tajikistan to 29 in Kazakhstan) and the large number of children in families (for example, in Tajikistan the average number of children per woman is 3.8 ), it is evident that the growth will continue, albeit at a slower pace. Unemployment continues to ...


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

... infrastructure for local police inspectors. The measures taken by Kazakhstan to counter terrorism, as well as the government’s policy of tolerance towards all religions and nationalities, is generally helping to maintain security in the country. Tajikistan: Situation Under Control So Far In recent years, the Tajik government has stepped up its efforts to counter extremist groups. As in the other countries of the region, the main recruiting platform used by ISIS (a terrorist organisation banned ...


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 mechanisms and rural human capital, and knowledge sharing for instance. Any proposal of U.S.-Russia cooperation in a concrete domain will have to be made in a tri- or-multipartite...


SCO: The Cornerstone Rejected by the Builders of a New Eurasia?

... touted by the media and official figures of the participating countries as one of the most important international events of the year. All the more so because it will mark the first time that the six member states (China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan anthd Uzbekistan) are joined by India and Pakistan. Journalists and analysts were quick to point out that the participants account for a sizeable share of world’s population, territory, natural resources and economic potential. The impressive ...


RIAC Participates in the Discussion of the Eurasian Educational Space

... 2018, Russian Centre for Science and Culture in Dushanbe hosted a seminar on formation of a single Eurasian educational space. Representatives from Russian-Tajik Slavonic University, Yeltsin Ural Federal University, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Tajikistan State University of Law, Business, and Politics, Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Republic of Tajikistan, and Ural-Eurasia Expert Club took part in the meeting. Timur Makhmutov, RIAC Deputy Director of Programs, made a speech at the ...


Evolution of Post-Soviet Space: Past, Present and Future: An Anthology

This publication includes 53 articles analysing the main development trends in the post-Soviet space – both the geopolitical region as a whole and the individual countries that make it up. The anthology consists of three sections: the first section is retrospective in nature and looks at the post-Soviet space 20 years after the collapse of the USSR; the second section analyses the current state of the former Soviet nations; and the third section provides a number of forecasts for the development...


Pakistan and Central Asian Republics

... Covering major part of the globe and having geographical proximity with South Asia, CARs have acquired the extensive geo-political and geo-economic importance in the region. CARs include five republics of the former Soviet Union: Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan. All republics are land-locked and energy-rich.Pakistan and CARs share various religious and cultural commonalities. However, Islamabad has not cultivated close ties so far. Margins in mutual cooperation still ...


25 Years of Coping: Key Economic Trends in Tajikistan

Possible Scenarios for Economic Stability and Growth in Tajikistan Tajikistan is one of the poorest agro-industrial countries in the world despite its considerable economic potential. According to the International Monetary Fund (IMF), 63 per cent of the population lives on less than $2 a day (by purchasing ...


EU Towards Creating Its Own Eurasian Strategy

... human rights. Also, the European Endowment for Democracy is stepping up its activity in the region. The EU intends to link “pragmatically” the issues of economic assistance and humanitarian cooperation with the political changes in Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan. According to European experts, the Enhanced Partnership and Cooperation Agreement between the EU and Kazakhstan signed on December 21, 2015, also serves the aim to support democratic transition in Kazakhstan and promotes significant advancement ...


The U.S. in Central Asia: between «С5+1» and «Make America Great Again»

... U.S. Secretary of State to Central Asia, covering all five countries of the region. In the course of this visit, Samarkand hosted the first summit meeting for the foreign ministers of the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, the Republic of Tajikistan, the Republic of Turkmenistan, and the Republic of Uzbekistan and the Secretary of State of the United States of America, which signified the launch of the C5+1 format and the issue of the Joint Declaration of Partnership and Cooperation ....


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