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Cental Asia

09.08.2010

Last Sunday in Shanghai Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow met with President of the PRC Hu Jintao. The state visit of the Turkmen leader to China before a meeting with the Russian President was timed to coincide with the opening of the world EXPO-2010 exhibition, and it brought a number of unexpectedly sincere statements. “Our country’s attitude to China is special. It is undeniably proven by the fact that the People’s Republic of China is the only country that acquired a right to develop the deposits of Turkmen hydrocarbon resources.

06.08.2010

Nowadays there are multiple organizations all over the world, both global and regional. They vary in objectives: security measures, economic, energetic, cultural cooperation, consolidation of the country’s positions and finally an attempt to make a statement.
A vivid example of the latter is the Conference on Interaction and Confidence-building Measures in Asia (CICMA), the need for which was declared by the young Kazakhstan state 16 years ago.

29.07.2010

In recent time there were numerous statements in mass media about the death of Takhir Yuldashev — the leader of the IMU — Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan. Contradictory data from various sources must be surely checked and treated cautiously. Several newspapers start even making predictions of the possible directions in the activity of the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan under the command of new leaders.

19.07.2010

According to ecologists’ and scientists’ estimates today less than 2.5% of all the water resources in the world is suitable for drinking, and these resources are not evenly distributed. At the end of 2006 80 countries where 40% of the world’s total population live said that they experienced lack of water. For every man on Earth there is 7.5 cubic meters of water, but in Europe it is 4.7, in Asia — 3.4.

According to the UNO estimates today the annual water deficit amounts to 230 billion cubic meters per year. By 2025 it will increase to the value of 1.3–2 trillion.

09.07.2010

The world economy crisis actualized a number of problems many of which are not directly connected either with finance or with economy. Due to job cuts and a number of other factors people who used to work abroad (first of all in Russia) return home — to Kyrgyzstan, to Uzbekistan, to Tajikistan. Many of them try to turn a new leaf and start everything anew, but only few succeed. Many of them have left their children abroad. The problem of children who are born in a foreign country and are left by mothers, paid attention to not only by common people, but also by the government officials.

08.07.2010

Barack Obama was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize which became one of the pleasant paradoxes of the XXI century. One side of the paradox is that in 2009 the Prize was awarded to a very young US president who had not been often noticed in peacemaking efforts. But the main thing here is that among the nominees there were such controversial candidates as Sarkozy, Berlusconi and Tony Blair. The first idea that comes to mind is that the Nobel Committee has become a sort of awarding department of the US administration.

02.07.2010

At the end of 2009 heated discussion started in the republican mass media. The national community was also involved in the active dispute on the issue. There were a number of emotional and argumentative PRO’s, as well as convincing and consistent CONTRA’s. The problem at issue was death penalty. In 2007 Kyrgyzstan President Kurmanbek Bakiev signed the law abolishing the death penalty. After that the disputes ceased for a while, but recently they started with renewed vigour.

18.03.2010

By Alyona Gavrilova
Nowadays there are multiple organizations all over the world, both global and regional. They vary in objectives: security measures, economic, energetic, cultural cooperation, consolidation of the country’s positions and finally an attempt to make a statement.
A vivid example of the latter is the Conference on Interaction and Confidence-building Measures in Asia (CICMA), the need for which was declared by the young Kazakhstan state 16 years ago.

02.03.2010

By A. Moldobayev
After the disintegration of the USSR and the appearance of new independent states of Transcaucasia and Central Asia on the international stage, the governments of the young countries began to work out the major priorities in their foreign relations.

01.11.2009

Two years ago on October 24, 2007 Alisher Saipov, the independent journalist and the publisher of Siesat (Politics) newspaper, was shot in the city of Osh in southern Kyrgyzstan. He was shot by a killer while waiting for taxi.

The impertinent murder shocked not only small republic but also produced international protest. During his short professional life the son from simple family worked for several international news agencies.