Anisa Sabiri. Writer and Photographer from Tajikistan. The author explores the rural life of Tajikistan in comparison to the urban. Continue reading Anisa Sabiri: Life in Rural Tajikistan
Mayya Kelova. BA Mass Communications and Journalism. AUBG. Communications Specialist. UN Turkmenistan. “Only one who devotes himself to a cause with his whole strength and soul can be a true master. For this reason, mastery demands all of a person.” Albert Einstein Anatoliy Georgievich Lubinets is originally from Donetsk, Ukraine. Since his childhood he wanted to connect his life to choreography. In Soviet Ukraine, Anatoliy’s mother … Continue reading Mayya Kelova: Power of Dedication
Turar Kazangapov. Photojournalist of Tengri News. Kazakhstan. This is a story of Toymurat Yeshimov, Paralympic champion of Kazakhstan in table tennis. Despite the problems with the leg does, Yeshimov does not give up and doesn’t let his spirit fall. He is full of energy and always cheerful. Positive music that Yeshimov was fond of when he was younger accompanies his training sessions. Toymurat says that he … Continue reading Turar Kazangapov: Kazakhstan full of energy
Andrew Wachtel is the president of the American University of Central Asia (AUCA), one of the leading universities in Kyrgyzstan and the region. The university has established its reputation as an institution dedicated to democratic values, liberal arts principles and the spirit of innovation. It has become central to the education system of the country. Mr. Wachtel has been heading the AUCA since 2010. Under … Continue reading Andrew Wachtel on Education System of Kyrgyzstan
Anna Savchenko, MA OSCE Academy, Kyrgyzstan. Religion is a constituent part of everyday life in Central Asian counties, and it influences state vision of security. Kazakhstan is the biggest country in Central Asia, bordering Russia, China, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan. The country’s population is predominantly Muslim. Kazakhstan has faced “relatively lower levels of radical Islamic movements, compared to other Central Asian republics.”[i] However, this changed … Continue reading Kazakhstan: “Two-faced religion and regulations”: Official discourse on Islam in Kazakhstani 2011-2014. By Anna Savchenko.
Nurbek Bekmurzaev, MA in Politics and Security, OSCE Academy, Kyrgyzstan. Introduction On July 25, 2015, a terrorist organization self-proclaimed as the Islamic State (IS) published a video on YouTube called “An address to people of Kyrgyzstan”, which was “an address to Muslims of Kyrgyzstan from their brothers in the Islamic State”.[i] The IS – also known as ISIS and ISIL – positions itself as a … Continue reading Kyrgyzstan: Kyrgyzstan vs. the Islamic State: The Capacity of the New Concept of State Policy in the Sphere of Religion to Curb the Threat of Religious Radicalism. By Nurbek Bekmurzaev.
Dilnoza Rakhmatboeva, MA in Politics and Security, OSCE Academy, Kyrgyzstan. “A simple way to take measure of a country is to look at how many want in…and how many want out.” Tony Blair Brutal civil war in Tajikistan forced hundreds thousands to emigrate during 1992-1997. Meanwhile, external migration in other four Central Asian countries, did not reach such levels, as they remained stable in terms … Continue reading Tajikistan: Migration as a New Security Threat in Tajikistan. By Dilnoza Rakhmatboeva.