The Central Asian states are among the biggest consumers of water per capita worldwide. Turkmenistan tops the list, its water consumption totalling around 5,500m³ per capita, nearly three times more than Iraq in 2nd place with usage of around 2,000m³ per capita. Only Tajikistan and Kazakhstan reside outside of the top five, which lurk close […]Read More An Insatiable Thirst: Will Central Asia Go To War For Water?
*For a more extensive introduction to Uzbekistan and the presidency of Islam Karimov, see my piece for United Politics at: https://www.unitedpolitics.uk/2016/09/14/uncertainty-post-karimov-uzbekistan/* The 2nd of September 2017 marked one year since the death of Uzbek strongman Islam Karimov, a man who came to define the post-independence era of Uzbekistan. Reigning as Head of State of the Central […]Read More 1 Year On: Uzbekistan’s Acclimatisation to Life After Karimov
In the words of the seemingly immortal David Dimbleby – “And what we’re saying is the Conservatives are the largest party. Note they don’t have an overall majority at this stage”. At 22:00BST on 8th June, Britain took a collective gasp as it dawned on the nation that Theresa May’s supermajority was not to be. […]Read More The DUP Dilemma: The New Coalition of Chaos
“Brexit means Brexit”, “Strong and Stable”, and “Coalition of Chaos” are only but a few of the slogans that Theresa May used throughout the General Election campaign. Following the recent, horrendous terrorist attacks in Manchester and London Bridge, the Prime Minister has now coined another set of slogans. As the May stood on the steps […]Read More Tackling Terror: “Enough is Enough” … but what’s next?
“Take Back Control” was just one of the many slogans that Vote Leave and their pro-Brexit associates sported triumphantly in the wake of the result of the 2016 referendum on our membership of the European Union. Love it or loathe it, one cannot deny it sends a message that resonates with the voters, or at […]Read More A Brexit election? Anything but.
PoliCentrum will be going LIVE at 18:00GMT tomorrow (07/06/17) with an opinion piece on the impending UK General Election. Follow for notifications, and we look forward to seeing you soon!Read More We’re going LIVE tomorrow!