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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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    To Fight Climate Change, Protect Healthy Soil

    Juan Lucas Restrepo & Barron Joseph Orr explain how sustainable farming practices can reverse biodiversity loss and transform our food systems.
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    How to Protect the World from the Next Pandemic

    Winnie Byanyima & Joseph E. Stiglitz envision a global accord that applies the lessons of past health crises and includes binding commitments.
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    Strict Separation Is Not the Answer for Palestine and Israel

    Yanis Varoufakis warns against a two-apartheid-state solution that affirms the dangerous principle of ethnic exclusivity.
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    Preparing Now for the Next Disease X

    Tom Achoki, et al. propose several steps governments can take to establish robust and resilient response mechanisms.
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    To Protect Democracy, Protect Exiled Journalists

    Antonio Zappulla highlights the existential threats facing independent news outlets forced to relocate by repressive regimes.
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    The Economics of Health for All

    Mariana Mazzucato explains why pandemic prevention and preparedness must be embedded in economic policymaking.
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    The Dangerous Incoherence of US Trade Policy

    Stephen S. Roach warns that America’s latest tariffs against China raise the risk of a catastrophic superpower conflict.
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    A New Dawn for US-African Cooperation?

    Vera Songwe identifies three ways that the United States can ultimately help itself by helping the continent.
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    Raghuram G. Rajan and Rohit Lamba on Indian job creation, industrial policy, democracy, and more

    Raghuram G. Rajan & Rohit Lamba argue that India must place the highest priority on creating and owning intellectual property, advocate an alternative to interventionist industrial policies like subsidies, call for the decentralization of Indian governance at every level, and more.

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