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Transport Corridors in Central Asia
At the moment there is no effective and commercially attractive transport links between the countries of Central Asia and Afghanistan, South Asia and the Middle East. An urgent need is to build a railroad across northern Afghanistan with access to Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan, and the railroad from Kazakhstan via Turkmenistan to Afghanistan.
Torture and Transition: Determinants of International Human Rights Norm Compliance in Central Asia – Comparative Analysis of Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan
An exclusive lecture to commemorate Human Rights Day
Post-communist states have had two decades of experience with the free market of goods and ideas. With regards to liberal norms, after independence, they rapidly signed and ratified a variety of conventions and treaties. However, for many states these actions were simply opportunities to satisfy desires for membership in international institutions and appease Western donors and human rights critics. The case of the post-Soviet Tajikistan, in comparison to its northern neighbor of Kyrgyzstan, offers an opportunity for analysis.
Geopolitical Constraints in Central Asia: The Role of Regional Partnerships in Security and Energy
This presentation aims to explore the reasons for Chinese-Russian cooperation concerning energy and security in Central Asia. We start from the assumption that Russia and China are increasingly inter-related in geopolitical terms and both seek to maintain and/or increase their influence in the region not only through hard power initiatives (which are increasingly less common in both countries’ relations) but through the signing of agreements and defense treaties, which are linked to natural gas and oil.
Business Cycles in Central Asia
This presentation examines the features of business cycles (BC) in Central Asian countries: Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan and Tajikistan. The presentation attempts to (i) analyze the relationship between the movements in macroeconomic variables and the aggregate cycle for each country; (ii) examine the extent of synchronization of BCs across countries and BC dependence on other external developments.
Customs Union of Belarus, Kazakhstan and Russia: Trade Creation and Trade Diversion in Central Asia in 2010-2011
The formation of the Customs Union (CU) of Belarus, Kazakhstan and Russian Federation is probably the most important trade policy change in Central Asia in recent years. Initial analysis indicates that trade in goods between CU countries and other Central Asian countries has grown significantly during the two years of the CU operations.
Women’s Rights to Land and Natural Resources in Kyrgyzstan: Findings from Batken, Chui, Naryn and Jalalabad Oblasts
This presentation examines women’s land and natural resource rights in practice in rural Kyrgyzstan. Women’s rights to productive resources have been linked to increases in household food security, economic development and children’s education, and access to land and natural resources confers economic benefits through agricultural production, access to collateral, and rental and sales income.
Categories of Analysis and Categories of Practice since the Tajik Civil War by Sophie Roche
The civil war in Tajikistan in the 1990s was a dynamic period that has transformed social practices and has created new collectivities. This lecture will re-examine some of the categories of analysis used to describe the civil war, and relate them to ethnographic research.
Education, Identity and Resilience among Gorno-Badakhshan Pamiri Youth by Carole Faucher
This lecture examines the interplay of religious, secular and home education in the self-identification process of Pamiris originating from Tajikistan’s Autonomous Province of Gorno-Badadkhshan (GBAO), living in Central Asia with access to Ismaili religious education.
Resilience, Community Deliberation and Management of Irrigation Canals in Kara Kulja District, Kyrgyz Republic
This presentation examines the upkeep and restoration of irrigation canals, which present a difficult challenge to communities in rural Kyrgyzstan. The result is a collection of interacting visions of good irrigation management and a water resource system that is much more complicated than large-scale governance plans would have us believe.
PLS Dushanbe - Trends and Patterns in Foreign Trade & Tajikistan’s Transport Transit Corridors
Roman Mogilevskii will discuss recent trends and patterns in trade of Central Asian countries with each other and other parts of the world. Shokhboz Asadov will discuss performance of Tajikistan's transport corridors and their challenges ahead to become crossroad for transport traffic of the region