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Cental Asia

31.10.2015

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

 

30.10.2015

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.

29.10.2015

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.

 

29.10.2015

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.

 

22.10.2015

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.

22.10.2015

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.

22.10.2015

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.

22.10.2015

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;

 

01.07.2014

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.

18.06.2013

The website "Time of the East" ISAP continues to publish the results of the researches conducted among young people of Kyrgyzstan in the end of 2012. In the previous article the reader saw the Overview of the existing Kyrgyz youth movements and practices. Below there is the part of the research that deals with young people represented by not only the youth wings of the ruling parties, but also by the new political formations with more radical positions than the «usual» political forces.
Social-nationalist youth movement