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Djoomart Otorbaev

Djoomart Otorbaev

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Djoomart Otorbaev, a former prime minister of Kyrgyzstan, is the author of Central Asia’s Economic Rebirth in the Shadow of the New Great Game (Routledge, 2023).

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  1. Peace at Last in the South Caucasus?
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    Peace at Last in the South Caucasus?

    Apr 25, 2023 Djoomart Otorbaev explains how Armenia’s recognition of Nagorno-Karabakh as part of Azerbaijan opens the way for a settlement.

  2. Will China Win the Middle East?
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    Will China Win the Middle East?

    Apr 10, 2023 Djoomart Otorbaev assesses the implications of Saudi Arabia's move to join the Shanghai Cooperation Organization.

  3. Central Asia’s Bidding War for Russian Emigrants
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    Central Asia’s Bidding War for Russian Emigrants

    Oct 12, 2022 Djoomart Otorbaev explains why former Soviet republics are competing to attract knowledge workers fleeing Putin’s draft.

  4. Uzbekistan’s Good Crisis
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    Uzbekistan’s Good Crisis

    Aug 15, 2022 Djoomart Otorbaev urges the country’s government to recognize the real causes of recent protests in Karakalpakstan.

  5. Chaos and Opportunism in Kazakhstan
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    Chaos and Opportunism in Kazakhstan

    Jan 8, 2022 Djoomart Otorbaev suggests why protests against a hike in fuel prices quickly turned violent and led to Russian intervention.

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    The US Is Jeopardizing the Open Internet

    Natalie Dunleavy Campbell & Stan Adams condemn America’s apparent decision to abandon its role as a champion of a free digital domain.
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    How to Finance Higher Education in Africa

    Célestin Monga proposes a mix of several funding streams to improve access to high-quality colleges and universities.
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    Catalytic Capital Holds the Key to Southeast Asia’s Green Transition

    Kitty Bu & Stefanie Fairholme highlight the potential role of early-stage funding in advancing the region’s decarbonization efforts.
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    Which AI Risks Matter?

    Edoardo Campanella

    To prevent humanity from ever being demoted to the status of gorillas by a highly advanced artificial intelligence, most AI experts agree that we must retain control over the technology. But with developers racing to achieve the next breakthrough and gain market share, that may be easier said than done.

    considers three leading experts’ assessments of the technology’s future capabilities and their implications.
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    Europe Must Defend Itself

    Donald Trump – who spent his presidency lambasting NATO – recently suggested that he would encourage Russian aggression against NATO allies that had not met their commitment to spend 2% of GDP on defense. With Trump vying for another term in the White House – and the Ukraine war still raging on the European Union’s doorstep – EU countries can no longer ignore the difficult but essential task of taking charge of their own security.

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    Making the Most of FDI

    Keun Lee considers what it takes to convert foreign investment into growth, development, and technological upgrading.
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    Explaining Americans’ Pessimism About a Strong Economy

    Jeffrey Frankel considers possible reasons for the disconnect between economic performance and public perceptions.
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    Sharing the Tech Wealth

    Diane Coyle urges investment in digital public infrastructure to curb the adverse effects of market power.
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    The WTO’s FDI Challenge

    Karl P. Sauvant urges the World Trade Organization’s members to adopt the new Investment Facilitation for Development Agreement.

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