Where did all the men go? How Tajik migrants make their home country go around

This article is part of a collaboration between The Perspective Webzine and Lossi 36. The Perspective Webzine is a student based web magazine created and led by Lund University’s Association of Foreign Affairs (UPF).  Should you ever find yourself venturing into the … Continue reading Where did all the men go? How Tajik migrants make their home country go around

Living in ambiguity: Nazarbayev’s resignation has not been life-changing

The first President of independent Kazakhstan, Nursultan Nazarbayev, symbolically resigned on March 19th, 2019, at 19:00 Astana time. His resignation was sudden and shocking, and we worried about what would happen next. On March 20th, the new Acting President, Kasym-Zhomart … Continue reading Living in ambiguity: Nazarbayev’s resignation has not been life-changing

From “terrorist” to human rights defender: a conversation with Elena Urlaeva

As a so-called terrorist and enemy of the people according to the former Uzbek regime, long-time human rights defender Elena Urlaeva has also been called the bravest person in her native Uzbekistan more than once. Now that she is able … Continue reading From “terrorist” to human rights defender: a conversation with Elena Urlaeva

Kazakhstan, or what you’ll find between China and climate change

On the one hand we have a grandiose UN report on climate change, on the other, states whose incumbent political leaders don’t really care about the environment unless it directly affects their constituencies. Kazakhstan represents a paradigmatic case, and as … Continue reading Kazakhstan, or what you’ll find between China and climate change