Eurasia / Opinion

COMMENT: Record high debt levels will slow post-coronavirus recovery, threaten some countries' financial stability, says IIF

Ben Aris in Berlin January 12, 2021

The global economy starts 2021 with record amounts of debt that will slow the recovery and could destabilise some countries, the Institute of International Finance warned.

STOLYPIN: Scope for limited progress under Biden, so long as the past remains the past

Mark Galeotti January 6, 2021

Joe Biden seems to be getting the band back together, drawing heavily on veterans of the Obama administration for his foreign policy team. In many ways that is a good thing after four years of erratic decision-making and malign neglect.

COMMENT: Uzbekistan is being transformed, but where are the democratic reforms?

Fred Harrison in London January 6, 2021

In his two and half hour end of year address to the Uzbek parliament, President Shavkat Mirziyoyev used the word “reform” 34 times, but only mentioned democratic reforms three times. The need for political reform is the elephant in the room.

Here’s Looking at EAEU: What a gas!

Here's Looking at EAEU for Eurasianet December 11, 2020

Unemployment, post-COVID hopes, and moving gas: This and more in Eurasianet’s monthly briefing on the Eurasian Economic Union.

AFC CAPITAL: Uzbekistan’s stock market re-rating has much further to run

Scott Osheroff in Singapore December 9, 2020

It’s early days for a once-in-a-generation revaluation on the Tashkent Stock Exchange. Many listed companies have merely gone from being “unreasonably cheap” to “deeply undervalued”. There should be several more years of upside ahead.