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Cental Asia

01.11.2016

If you want to amuse God, tell him about your plans. An ambiguous, but historically significant politician – President of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov – has shuffled off this mortal coil. Many were surprised – especially in Russia and in the West – with the absence of any cockalorum in terms of the transfer of power following his death. There have been no revolutions or unrest in the country. Everything went clearly, smoothly, in the famous Tashkent manner.

01.10.2016

The religious situation in the Republic of Kazakhstan is undergoing tremendous changes due to the liberalization stages in this sphere (granting the right to freedom of religion and others). In recent years, one can observe intensification of ideologies of extremism and radicalism against the background of the spread of destructive religious movements of “export” nature.

17.09.2016

The Kyrgyz people have a saying: the cauldron has four loops wherever you go. The same prospect is applicable to the situation in the Central Asian region. However and with whoever we discuss the situation in Central Asia, we still focus on Afghanistan, which has today become a major source of threats for almost all of its neighbors. Certainly, the situation in Afghanistan has formed not without an imposing intervention on the part of external forces. Throughout all the new and modern history of this country, there have been constant external interventions.

15.09.2016

The religious situation in Kyrgyzstan is largely associated with the increasing religiosity of the people, especially with its subjective aspects. An increase in the overall number of believers and followers of Islam and non-traditional Western Christian religious movements has led not only to an intensification of religious relations, but also to a change in the cultural identity structure of society.

21.07.2016

On June 16-17, 2016, the International Conference with the participation of representatives from more than 15 countries was held near the Issyk-Kul Lake. Its participants discussed issues related to the prospects of development of the situation in the region and in Kyrgyzstan in terms of security and social stability. This fact only proves that the problem of religious radicalism has different peculiarities in each country, but nevertheless it has begun to acquire common features characteristic of all the potential conflict zones.

 

20.07.2016

One of the most important features of the modern world's development is the growth in the use of new information technologies in various spheres of society. The informatization processes penetrate into all areas of human activity. Creation of powerful information resources and advanced information networks increases the scientific contribution into the social and spiritual innovations, and the mechanisms of social, cultural and political changes.

18.07.2016

Soon, it will be a quarter of a century since one of the superpowers of the 20th century – the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics – went into oblivion. Nowadays, many countries of the Commonwealth host a variety of conferences on the subject and, naturally, the participants give their assessments of what happened in the recent 1991. Today, all the former republics of the Soviet Union are sovereign and independent states, according to their constitutions. However, different centers of gravity have been clearly defined in the former Soviet space.

18.07.2016

In Kyrgyzstan, the big changes that have led to formation of a new religious situation were due not so much to liberalization of the religious sphere – providing the citizens with a constitutional guarantee of the right to freedom of conscience and religion, to freedom to choose religion – as to the efforts of the foreign religious centers of both Western (Christian) and Eastern (Muslim, Buddhist) doctrines that are controlled by the global geopolitical forces.

17.07.2016

In the middle of 2015, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan arrived in Ashgabat on a two-day visit. The voyage was scheduled for mid-October, but it was postponed due to the terrorist attacks in Ankara. Much changed during those two months. There were held parliamentary elections in Ankara, where Erdogan's party won a landslide victory; after the incident with the downed aircraft, the relations between Turkey and Russia were severely strained. Turkey started to look for new gas suppliers.

 

15.07.2016

They say that there is a country in the world where the most important state decisions are made by tossing a coin. This explanation is the only possible one for those who try to understand the processes occurring today in Uzbekistan and simultaneously to pacify the protests in their consciousness.

 

But citizens are satisfied with the state, and they even respect their authoritarian president for such “objectivity and impartiality” of his solutions. In this wonderful country, they are afraid of only one thing: choosing a new governor.