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Glory to Kahagizstan! Atambayev Scores Saturday Night Live Mention
February 14, 2017
Glory to Kahagizstan! Atambayev Scores Saturday Night Live Mention
Kyrgyz President Almazbek Atambayev's name is part of the comedy, but the butt of the joke is the Trump administration.
Glory to Kahagizstan! Atambayev Scores Saturday Night Live Mention
The Kyrgyz Baptists: A Case Study in Religious Persecution in Central Asia
February 06, 2017
The Kyrgyz Baptists: A Case Study in Religious Persecution in Central Asia
The troubling treatment of converted Baptists highlights the growing problem of radicalization in Central Asia.
The Kyrgyz Baptists: A Case Study in Religious Persecution in Central Asia
Plane Crash in Kyrgyzstan May Have Uncovered a Smuggling Scheme
February 03, 2017
Plane Crash in Kyrgyzstan May Have Uncovered a Smuggling Scheme
The January 16 crash at Manas may have blown back the cover of a smuggling operation.
Plane Crash in Kyrgyzstan May Have Uncovered a Smuggling Scheme
Kyrgyzstan's Constitutional Changes and Atambayev's Self-Preservation
January 30, 2017
Kyrgyzstan's Constitutional Changes and Atambayev's Self-Preservation
The presidential elections later this year will be a major test for Kyrgyzstan's democracy and Atambayev's intentions.
Kyrgyzstan's Constitutional Changes and Atambayev's Self-Preservation
In Kyrgyzstan, No Freedom for Askarov
January 24, 2017
In Kyrgyzstan, No Freedom for Askarov
A Bishkek court upheld the human rights defender's life sentence.
In Kyrgyzstan, No Freedom for Askarov
Oil Workers on Hunger Strike in Kazakhstan
January 21, 2017
Oil Workers on Hunger Strike in Kazakhstan
A strike in Kazakhstan, Dushanbe to phase out marshrutkas and Turkmenistan’s deepening crisis; recommended reads.
Oil Workers on Hunger Strike in Kazakhstan
Understanding Islamic Radicalization in Central Asia (UPDATED)
January 20, 2017
Understanding Islamic Radicalization in Central Asia (UPDATED)
An open letter from Central Asia scholars to the International Crisis Group, along with Crisis Group's response.
Understanding Islamic Radicalization in Central Asia (UPDATED)
New Year’s Nightclub Attacker Caught in Istanbul
January 17, 2017
New Year’s Nightclub Attacker Caught in Istanbul
Turkish authorities say Abdulgadir Masharipov, an Uzbek citizen, confessed after being captured.
New Year’s Nightclub Attacker Caught in Istanbul
2 Years On, Eurasian Economic Union Falls Flat
January 11, 2017
2 Years On, Eurasian Economic Union Falls Flat
It seems that “everyone’s dissatisfied” with the EEU.
2 Years On, Eurasian Economic Union Falls Flat
Kyrgyz President Visits China, Stays for a Vacation
January 11, 2017
Kyrgyz President Visits China, Stays for a Vacation
The short working visit produced the predictable statements on Bishkek's commitment to fight the "three evils."
Kyrgyz President Visits China, Stays for a Vacation
Jumping to Conclusions: Erroneous Claims of Kyrgyz Attacker in Istanbul's Reina Club Attack
January 04, 2017
Jumping to Conclusions: Erroneous Claims of Kyrgyz Attacker in Istanbul's Reina Club Attack
A Kyrgyz man was falsely identified as the gunman who killed 39 at an Istanbul nightclub.
Jumping to Conclusions: Erroneous Claims of Kyrgyz Attacker in Istanbul's Reina Club Attack
A Look Back at Central Asia in 2016
December 29, 2016
A Look Back at Central Asia in 2016
Accountability is good in governments and editors, a look back at my 2016 Central Asia Outlook
A Look Back at Central Asia in 2016
Eurasian Economic Union: A Customs Code and a Kyrgyz Dilemma
December 28, 2016
Eurasian Economic Union: A Customs Code and a Kyrgyz Dilemma
Kyrgyz approve EEU Customs Code, except for the part on the development of trade and economic policy.
Eurasian Economic Union: A Customs Code and a Kyrgyz Dilemma
Kyrgyz Government Reverses Registration Law
December 19, 2016
Kyrgyz Government Reverses Registration Law
Citizens of 92 countries are exempt from registering for various periods between eight and 90 days.
Kyrgyz Government Reverses Registration Law
Kyrgyz Soundly Pass Constitutional Changes in Referendum
December 13, 2016
Kyrgyz Soundly Pass Constitutional Changes in Referendum
Kyrgyz voters cast ballots Sunday to approve constitutional changes that have many observers worried.
Kyrgyz Soundly Pass Constitutional Changes in Referendum
Kyrgyzstan's Controversial Constitutional Referendum
December 10, 2016
Kyrgyzstan's Controversial Constitutional Referendum
On Sunday, December 11, Kyrgyzstan's citizens will be asked to approve (or not) a host of constitutional changes.
Kyrgyzstan's Controversial Constitutional Referendum
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