Official Inauguration of the Institute for Advanced International Studies
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The war in Ukraine had substantial impact on the development trajectory of Central Asia. The region which had not recovered yet from the earlier hit by the negative consequences of COVID-19 pandemic was trapped into a new geopolitical and economic crisis linked to the Russian intervention against Ukraine. This situation influenced considerably to the role and presence of primarily Russia and to less extent of China in the region. The limited connectivity options, economic decline in the major trade partners Russia and China, geop
May 16, 2023, the meeting was held between the Institute for Advanced International Studies and Members of Parliament of the United Kingdom Neil Coyle, Alicia Kearns along with foreign office representatives, UK’s ambassador to Uzbekistan HMA Tim Torlot and Embassy representative Matthew Wilmore.
The meeting was moderated by the deputy director of the IAIS - Dr. Akram Umarov. Over the course of bilateral discussions members of UK’s parliament had a chance to discuss a range of questions, including Afghanistan mainly about the Taliban government, China’s role in development and infrastructure projects in Pakistan and its possible impacts and opportunities for Afghanistan.
"Security Needs of States and Societies: Options for the OSCE"
The IAIS was happy to host workshop initiated by Project from the OSCE Network of Think Tanks and Academic Institutions to understand the security needs of states and societies, as well as identify potential options for action and response by the OSCE against turbulence in international arene. It is understood that the OSCE’s security agenda goes beyond the context of conflicts.
This workshop was supposed to examine potential implications in selected participating States located in Southeastern Europe, Central Asia, and/or Eastern Europe and the South Caucasus in discussions with representatives of governments, academic institutions and societies, and OSCE field operations.
On April 29, 2023, UWED Rector S. Safoev met with Director of the Oxford Center for Islamic Studies F. Nizami. The meeting was also attended by Deputy Director of the Institute for Advanced International Studies at the University of World Economy and Diplomacy (IAIS) A.Umarov and Head of the IPMI Center N.Muhammadkulova. During the meeting, the parties exchanged views on the importance and timeliness of the constitutional reform in Uzbekistan, and also discussed promising areas of institutional cooperation.
F. Nizami stressed that Uzbekistan in recent years "sets the tone" and "sets the development agenda" of Central Asia, and does not "catch up with it" as before. He believes that Central Asia is the heart of the Islamic civilization and has long served as a development model for the Islamic world. Given the history, scientific development and potential of the region, Central Asia has all the necessary legitimacy to be at the forefront of deradicalization issues and serves as an example for the rest of the world.
The director of the Oxford Center expressed his readiness to establish full-scale cooperation with UWED and IAIS in particular. As potential areas of cooperation, he outlined public health issues, the impact of artificial intelligence on the Muslim world, as well as nature conservation and climate change in Islamic countries.
F. Nizami expressed readiness for further cooperation with the University of World Economy and Diplomacy and the research institute on the territory of the UWED. The importance of scientific cooperation and exchange of the two organizations was also stated.