Second episode of the IEP podcast “Eurasia on the Move”!
The second episode of our podcast series „Eurasia on the Move” looks at the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic in Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan. The absence of a timely reaction by the governments mobilized various civil society actors to take over government roles. To learn more about how this development will transform the Tajik and Kyrgyz societies in the long-run we interview Azizjon Berdiqulov, Muslimbek Buriev and Sergey Marinin. They are fellows of our Eurasia Lab & Fellowship Program and have made this topic the subject of their research project. The researchers give us their insights about the current dynamics of these developments and the prospects they see for these two Central Asian countries.
Azizjon Berdiqulov is a researcher at the European Centre for Minority Issues where he analyses minority-related developments in the post-Soviet countries with a focus on Central Asia and is in charge of recruitment and capacity-building of interns for the Minority Map and Timeline of Europe project.
Muslimbek Buriev is a contributing author and editor at the Institute for War and Peace Reporting and consultant for the Eurasia Foundation of Central Asia. He is responsible for the preparation of quarterly Civil Society Monitor report that tracks all major developments, policy changes, economic environment, and engagement of civil society in Tajikistan.
Sergey Marinin is the international office assistant at the OSCE Academy in Bishkek providing all necessary logistical and organizational support in the course of the Alumni Network and is responsible for organizing and coordinating the Alumni conference, reunions, chapter meetings in Kyrgyzstan and other Central Asian countries.
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This podcast is part of the “Eurasia Lab & Fellowship Program” which is supported by the Open Society Foundations (OSF). The opinions expressed by the project and its publications may not reflect OSF’s views.