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UN Working Group Finds Kadyr Yusupov’s Detention in Uzbekistan Arbitrary
June 17, 2021

UN Working Group Finds Kadyr Yusupov’s Detention in Uzbekistan Arbitrary

By Catherine Putz
The working group called on Uzbek authorities to immediately release the former diplomat.

Kyrgyz President Japarov Visits Turkey
June 15, 2021

Kyrgyz President Japarov Visits Turkey

By Catherine Putz
Japarov reportedly asked about the disappearance of Orhan Inandi, but in typical style Erdogan dodged and stressed the need to combat “FETO.”
Kyrgyzstan Reviewing Entry Bans on Rittmann and Rickleton
June 10, 2021

Kyrgyzstan Reviewing Entry Bans on Rittmann and Rickleton

By Catherine Putz
In a letter to Prime Minister Boris Johnson, Kyrgyz President Sadyr Japarov wrote that he has ordered a review of entry bans imposed on journalist Chris Rickleton and human rights researcher Mihra Rittmann.

Is Kazakhstan Losing Its Most Talented Youth to Russia?
June 10, 2021

Is Kazakhstan Losing Its Most Talented Youth to Russia?

By Alimana Zhanmukanova
From musicians and students to professionals, some of Kazakhstan’s best and brightest choose to establish themselves in Russia. Why?

Khurelsukh Cruises to Victory in Mongolian Presidential Race
June 10, 2021

Khurelsukh Cruises to Victory in Mongolian Presidential Race

By Julian Dierkes, Marissa Smith, and Shannon Tiezzi
It was the biggest victory ever in Mongolia’s democratic history.

Kazakhstan: Please Don’t ‘Politicize’ the Eurasian Economic Union
June 09, 2021

Kazakhstan: Please Don’t ‘Politicize’ the Eurasian Economic Union

By Catherine Putz
Let’s keep to discussions about trade, okay?

Mirziyoyev Asks EAEU for Benefits Up Front 
June 07, 2021

Mirziyoyev Asks EAEU for Benefits Up Front 

By Umida Hashimova
Uzbekistan is an observer in the Eurasian Economic Union, but in a recent speech it’s clear Tashkent wants to see the benefits of membership before making the leap.
With Kazatomprom Deal, China Secures Nuclear Fuel Supply and Enhances Ties With Kazakhstan
June 04, 2021

With Kazatomprom Deal, China Secures Nuclear Fuel Supply and Enhances Ties With Kazakhstan

By Gregory Xanthos
China’s state-owned corporations are acquiring strategic resources around the globe, including locking in nuclear fuel supplies from Kazakhstan.

Founder of Kyrgyzstan’s Gulen-linked Schools Missing, Kidnapping Suspected
June 04, 2021

Founder of Kyrgyzstan’s Gulen-linked Schools Missing, Kidnapping Suspected

By Catherine Putz
Where is Orhan Inandi?

Top US Diplomat Holds Call With Tajik Counterpart
June 03, 2021

Top US Diplomat Holds Call With Tajik Counterpart

By Catherine Putz
U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken had a phone call on June 1 with his Tajik counterpart.

Canada’s Centerra Says Kyrgyzstan Refusing to Engage Over Kumtor Mine Dispute
June 02, 2021

Canada’s Centerra Says Kyrgyzstan Refusing to Engage Over Kumtor Mine Dispute

By Catherine Putz
Centerra’s Kyrgyz subsidiaries filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in the United States as the company seeks to talk things out with Bishkek.
In Kazakhstan, Feminist Activists’ Detention Raise Concerns About Repression
June 01, 2021

In Kazakhstan, Feminist Activists’ Detention Raise Concerns About Repression

By Colleen Wood
Despite attempt after attempt to block critical voices from Kazakhstan’s public sphere, activists persist.

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