Public opinion in Central Asia: A pioneering Kyrgyz NGO ventures into unchartered territories

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Field work in Kyrgyzstan, image by Central Asia Barometer, used with permission While the Central Asian states of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan have a lot in common, regional integration is more an idea than a fact: Local societies know little about their neighbours. But one group of activists based in Kyrgyzstan believes it is time to talk about Central Asian public opinion as a whole. The five Central Asian states have many things in common: shared borders, the presence of ethnic minorities belonging to the same dominant ethnic group in each country, over se…

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