Crossroads Central Asia (hereinafter Crossroads) is a Bishkek-based non-profit aiming to contribute to better understanding of political, economic and security affairs of Central Asia and its wider Eurasian region, to promote safe and democratic development, and to partake in informed, balanced and progressive decision-making by various stakeholders.
Crossroads works with the following foundational assumptions:
- Central Asia is a pivotal crossroads region, whose activities directly impact other contiguous and outlying regions, and conversely, outside happenings affect Central Asian region;
- In the early XXI century, Central Asia and its adjacent areas are in substantive crossroads, between security and lack thereof, between global multipolar cooperation and uncooperative polarization, democratization and backtracking therein;
- Prudent and progressive decision-making and development in the face of both regional and substantive crossroads situation requires realization of another crossroads: robust intellectual and informational linkages both within and across regions and issue areas.