Almost every NGO working in Tajikistan is dependent on foreign grants. Taking a page from the Kremlin’s book, the Tajik authorities are close to enacting a law requiring them to register, placing pressure on civil society.
Kyrgyzstan’s entry into the EEU is seen as a “funeral” for small- and medium-sized businesses in Kazakhstan due to the influx of cheap Chinese goods, says one analyst.
“If the government tries to falsify the elections, this will lead to conflict and possibly destabilization. Therefore we have to get ready and do everything possible to make these elections free and fair,” Ravshan Zheyenbekov, MP.
Al-Sisi should prepare for some “frank and candid” diplomatic discussions when he meets Putin next month in the Kremlin regarding the expansion of the Suez canal for energy exports.
On 20 August, the Central Bank of Kazakhstan allowed its currency to float, or rather to sink. While the structural reform of inflation targeting is useful, the action is eviscerating the savings of the poorest and may stoke inflation locally. What does the loss of 25% of the value of the Tenge mean?