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  • KZT/USD = 0.00226 0%
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Organised crime in Central Asia: Uzbekistan and Tajikistan*

LONDON (TCA) — Lebanon, former Yugoslavia, Africa and Latin America where large-scale civil armed conflicts took place generate mobs and mobsters. While in Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan such conflicts have been avoided, Tajikistan’s leading crime chiefs seem to have come very close indeed to sharing power with legitimate authorities while Uzbekistan seems to be balancing on the edge. Both post-Soviet republics appear to be in need of a national consolidation of public support for legitimacy, rather than letting criminal gangs control the economy first and possibly the state itself later. Continue reading

Stratfor: Russia re-evaluates security ties in Central Asia

BISHKEK (TCA) — Here below is an article originally published by Stratfor, which analyzes Russia’s re-evaluation of its military and security positions across the former Soviet periphery, including Central Asia. Continue reading

Organized crime in Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan

LONDON (TCA) — When in late summer 2014 Kyrgyzstan’s then Interior Minister Abdulla Suranchiyev revealed names of local people’s representatives accusing them of “ties with organised crime,” a shockwave went through the country and beyond. Crime in Central Asia is a long ignored fact that is a deadly danger for the society. Of course, everyone knew about the organized crime groups and their ringleaders dubbed “avtoritety,” an equivalent for the western “godfathers,” but hardly anyone so far had realised that their power over the economy and indeed society itself had become so dangerously strong, exceeding that of the much-feared terrorism made in Afghanistan and the Near East. Continue reading

A test for EEU: expansion or consolidation

BISHKEK (TCA) — Back in 2014, then minister of economic affairs of Kazakhstan Kairat Kelimbetov stated at the Astana Economic Forum that the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) in the course of its formation “is learning a lot from the European Union – not just from the latter’s successes, but also from its mistakes”. Today, that statement is being put to the test – especially concerning the admission of Kyrgyzstan and Armenia by the bloc’s three founding members: Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan. Continue reading

Central Asia and the nuclear proliferation all around

LONDON (TCA) — It is hardly a secret any longer: both Saudi Arabia and Turkey are becoming atomic powers and their plans stretch further than just Kurds and Syria. The consequences for Central Asia’s post-Soviet republics can become extremely grave sooner than it looks – not in the least because numerous cases of “disappeared” radioactive waste point in the direction of the “enemy within” – meaning Daesh, Al-Qaeda and similar groups. Put together, the facts as far as known show that the world is now closer to a nuclear military adventure, and Central Asia is not outside the danger zone. Continue reading

Central Asia between ‘extremists’ and ‘moderates’: fundamentalism on the rise

OSH, Kyrgyzstan (TCA) — A growing number of commentators and other observers, both in the west and in the former USSR, are casting doubt on the distinction between “radicals” and “moderates” among “Muslim activists” both in Syria and the world outside it. If there is one place in the world that shows how justified such suspicions are to some extent, it must be Central Asia. Continue reading

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