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Cental Asia


The KR National Statistics Committee data on the republic's economy, which is assessed by senior officials as the “Kyrgyz economic miracle – the leap,” convinces that we have no state, as the heads of departments are not responsible for the false information they provide, and the government does not bear responsibility for frankly cheating the population. Serious economists call such officials' economy assessment the “Kyrgyz economic miracle insanity”, knowing that there is no rapid economic growth in the country, but a rapid fall.


People always try to see the motives behind your actions, to use your predictability against you. Make an absolutely inexplicable move, and they will have to take a defensive position. When they cannot understand you, they start to get nervous. And when the enemies are nervous, you can easily intimidate them.


R. Green. 48 Laws of Power and Seduction



Contemporary globalization processes result in new forms of geopolitical competition – transcontinental integration projects, in which the countries characterized by economic dynamism become the engines for the weaker partners. These projects are of particular importance for the vast Eurasian continent that represents the intersection center of the interests of a large number of international players. Theoretically, the projects under development have the properties of convergence, or parallel existence.


Kyrgyzstan faces a sad tendency: the ideas of radical Islam are spreading, religious extremist organizations are stirring up, citizens leave the republic to fight in Syria as part of the Islamic State. As the result, the religious situation in the country is growing complicated, and there is a clear need to develop a state program on information and ideological counteractions against the modern radical Islam.



At the recent international conference on the new Chinese concept of the “Silk Road Economic Belt” that took place in Ürümqi (China, Xinjiang), our colleague from St. Petersburg S. Nikonova delivered a report. The editorial staff of the website has found her speech interesting, and now we offer it to our readers.



For many holders of two passports, Turkmen citizenship has turned into a “suitcase without a handle” that is hard to drag or to part with. For those living abroad, green passports have never furnished security or preferences – they just served as documents for entering the homeland. For those residing in independent and neutral Turkmenistan, possession of a second foreign citizenship has always caused troubles.


On October 4, 2015, the Kyrgyz Republic held the regular elections of deputies to the legislative body of the country, Jogorku Kengesh (the Supreme Council). The preliminary data published by the Central Election Commission shows that 1.555 million people cast their ballots, which comprises 59.7 percent of all registered voters. Fourteen political parties entered the elections; six of them managed to tide over the seven-percent threshold.


1991 designated a new leaf in the modern times history of sovereign and independent Kyrgyzstan, as the country began gaining a foothold in the world arena as a rightful independent player. In the early 1990s, the state faced the following top-priority tasks:


- forced liberation from the Soviet system atavism: centrally-controlled economy and the Communist Party monopoly;

- reorientation of domestic and foreign policy to the values of liberal democracy – the only possible alternative the country's leadership could see.


Amid the general increase of instances of religious terrorism across the world and the spread of radical Islamic ideology, with a new generation of radical religious Islamic organizations stepping up and the religious situation in Central Asia deteriorating, there are preconditions for religious children-involving terrorism to emerge in Kyrgyzstan. It is facilitated by the following facts:


- Islamization of the population, including minors, is stirring up;



Central Asian banking systems are a curious mix of the high-flying and the underdeveloped. Increasingly, however, a coherent trend is beginning to emerge. Some Central Asian banking systems are introducing Islamic banking practices, and it’s an idea which appears to be both popular and successful.