- NBR - The National Bureau of Asian Research

Central Asia in the 21st Century

This 2003-2004 initiative comprising a series of studies launched a comprehensive assessment of political, economic, and educational developments in contemporary Central Asia and Azerbaijan. The initiative explored the emerging political cultures of Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, and Azerbaijan, providing insight into the influence of evolving political sub-structures on regime stability in these countries; investigated the state of transportation, telecommunications, water, and energy infrastructure in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, and Tajikistan; and assessed the state of public and private secular and religious educational infrastructure in Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, and Turkmenistan.


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Mahin Karim
Senior Associate, Political and Security Affairs

The State of Physical Infrastructure in Central Asia

NBR Analysis 15.5 (December 2004) features a co-authored essay by Justin Odum and Erica Johnson addressing developments in transport, water, energy, and telecommunications infrastructure in Central Asia.

Trends in Secular Educational Development in Azerbaijan and Central Asia

NBR Analysis 15.5 (December 2004) features an essay by Mark S. Johnson highlighting the implications of trends in secular education in Azerbaijan and Central Asia for social stability and security in the region.