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Kyrgyzstan Eradicates Statelessness, Challenges Remain
October 31, 2019

Kyrgyzstan Eradicates Statelessness, Challenges Remain

By Colleen Wood
A Kyrgyzstani lawyer won a prestigious UN award for his contributions to combating statelessness in his country, but will his efforts stick?

Kyrgyz News Site Kloop Interrupted by DDoS Attack
October 30, 2019

Kyrgyz News Site Kloop Interrupted by DDoS Attack

By Catherine Putz
Last week Kloop and OCCRP published a damning report about the giving away of land in a prized public park to Bishkek’s rich and well-connected.
Why Is Anti-Chinese Sentiment on the Rise in Central Asia?
October 08, 2019

Why Is Anti-Chinese Sentiment on the Rise in Central Asia?

By Aruuke Uran Kyzy
Central Asia could become a spoiler for all of Beijing’s big Belt and Road ambitions.

Is Regional Cooperation in Central Asia All About Stability?
September 27, 2019

Is Regional Cooperation in Central Asia All About Stability?

By Colleen Wood
Kyrgyzstan’s Minister of Foreign Affairs emphasized stability in a talk about regional cooperation.

China Sends Strategic Bombers, Tanks and 1,600 Troops to Russia for Large Military Drill
September 17, 2019

China Sends Strategic Bombers, Tanks and 1,600 Troops to Russia for Large Military Drill

By Franz-Stefan Gady
China, Russia and six other countries are conducting a 5-day military exercise in western Russia and the Central Asian region.

Kyrgyzstan’s Zere Asylbek Back With a Moody Political Track
September 16, 2019

Kyrgyzstan’s Zere Asylbek Back With a Moody Political Track

By Colleen Wood
Zere Asylbek’s new single pushes Kyrgyz society to get over its political apathy.

A Certainly Incomplete Update on Detained Kyrgyz Politicians
August 29, 2019

A Certainly Incomplete Update on Detained Kyrgyz Politicians

By Catherine Putz
A litigious air has swept Kyrgyzstan: It's hard to keep track of who has been detained and who could be next.
Kyrgyzstan Attempts to Isolate Local Islam
August 28, 2019

Kyrgyzstan Attempts to Isolate Local Islam

By Elmurat Ashiraliev
Kyrgyz authorities profess a separation of state and religion while also paradoxically preferring one version of Islam.

The Failure of Atambayev’s Planned Power Transition
August 23, 2019

The Failure of Atambayev’s Planned Power Transition

By Temur Umarov
Unlike in Russia and Kazakhstan, an effort in Kyrgyzstan to carefully orchestrate the transition of power backfired.

Aksana Ismailbekova on Patronage Politics in Kyrgyzstan
August 20, 2019

Aksana Ismailbekova on Patronage Politics in Kyrgyzstan

By Catherine Putz
What lays beneath the surface of Kyrgyzstan’s dramatic political scene?

Smart Cities or Surveillance? Huawei in Central Asia
August 07, 2019

Smart Cities or Surveillance? Huawei in Central Asia

By Yau Tsz Yan
Chinese surveillance technologies are popular among Central Asia’s governments.
Chinese Private Security Moves Into Central Asia
July 03, 2019

Chinese Private Security Moves Into Central Asia

By Yau Tsz Yan
With vast investments at stake, Chinese private security firms are expanding operations in Kyrgyzstan and beyond.

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