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Supporting Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises during the Pandemic: Case of Russia

More than half a year have passed since the authorities began to be concerned about the respiratory infectious disease known at present as the novel coronavirus infection (COVID-19) that was first officially registered in Wuhan, China, on December 31, 2019. The pandemic has already spread around the world and the […]


The Phenomenon of Gig Economy

With the advent of the mobile computing technology, the way how people live and work has drastically changed over the past decades. The communication between people has increased due to the Internet and social networking, opening new opportunities for people to earn and spend money. At the present moment, individuals […]


Financial Challenges for Higher Education

The coronavirus pandemic has drastically changed the world. Higher education has been one of the most affected spheres so far. While some see the pandemic as a chance for a revolution long-awaited in the academic sphere, others focus their attention on immediate challenges and threats it has brought with it […]


Outcomes and Achievements of Open Economic Policy of Uzbekistan

After decades of isolationism and resistance to openness, Uzbekistan revised its economic policy under new president Shavkat Mirziyoyev since 2017. The new government implemented comprehensive reforms, in particular unified the exchange rate and liberalized the foreign exchange market, began price and trade liberalization, and made significant cuts to tax rates […]


Australia, India, and Indonesia: The Likelihood of a New “Union” in the Indo-Pacific Region

In recent years, uncertainty has grown in the Indo-Pacific region associated with the declining role of the United States and the growing ambitions of China. These circumstances demonstrate the limitations of the existing bilateral and multilateral security mechanisms, which have long been under the U.S. security “umbrella”. At the same […]


Malaysia: Political Turbulence and Uncertain Future

Since February 2020, a very complicated political crisis has been dragging on in Malaysia, the outcome of which is still not clear. The main reason for the conflict was a dispute over the transfer of power from former Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad to Anwar Ibrahim, who has been trying to […]


China-India Border Tensions: New Normal?

In April 2020, China and India marked the 70th anniversary of establishing diplomatic relations. However, the plans to celebrate the anniversary by arranging 70 events within the India-China Year of Cultural and People-to-People Exchanges were overshadowed with renewed border clashes. Although face-offs and standoffs in border areas between China and […]


A Brief Review of Uzbekistan’s Demographic Profile

On February 18 of 2020, the population of Uzbekistan reached a milestone of 34 million. Since the beginning of 2020, the population increased by 0.28% from 33,905,799 to 34,002,410. Being the largest country in Central Asia in terms of population, Uzbekistan shows rather a fast population growth. Since 2010, the […]


The Causes of Child Labor in Bangladesh

Participation of children in activities such as helping their parents at home, assisting them at work, and earning pocket money during school holidays is considered to have a positive contribution to the acquisition of children’s skills and experience and to help them to be productive in society in adulthood. However, […]


The Role of Religion in Tough Times

When trouble comes into the house, all means are good to save your family, especially if the house is practically the whole world, and the family is all of humanity. One of such powerful tools in a global pandemic can be  religion for those people in whose life it occupies […]