Central Asia at 30: the long road to reform

This event explores the state of play in Central Asia 30 years after the collapse of the Soviet Union.

Research event, Webinar
27 April 2021 — 12:00PM TO 1:30PM

30 years on from independence, the Central Asian countries face multiple challenges including reduced economic growth, corruption, weak institutions and shifting identity politics.

This event explores how the Central Asian countries have developed politically and economically since gaining independence and examines how far these countries can reform under their current political systems.

Understanding these issues is key for setting the terms of continuing Western political and commercial engagement with the region.


Aziza Umarova, CEO, SmartGov Consulting and Associate Editor for Eurasia, GovInsider

Julian Bowden, Senior Visiting Research Fellow, The Oxford Institute for Energy Studies

Kassymkhan Kapparov, Founder, Ekonomist.kz and Managing Partner, Economics and Management Consulting Group

Chair: Kate Mallinson, Associate Fellow, Russia and Eurasia Programme, Chatham House

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