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Journalism in Kyrgyzstan: Shoot the Messenger?
March 16, 2018
Journalism in Kyrgyzstan: Shoot the Messenger?
Pressure on the press has increased in Central Asia’s so-called island of democracy.
Journalism in Kyrgyzstan: Shoot the Messenger?
The Dark Side of Kyrgyzstan's 'Affordable Housing'
October 20, 2017
The Dark Side of Kyrgyzstan's 'Affordable Housing'
An activist forced to flee, thousands of missing dollars, and citizens left waiting for their piece of promised land.
The Dark Side of Kyrgyzstan's 'Affordable Housing'
Soviet Uranium Mines Still Have Deadly Impact in Kyrgyzstan
December 13, 2016
Soviet Uranium Mines Still Have Deadly Impact in Kyrgyzstan
Uranium tailings in South Kyrgyzstan pose an environmental risk in Central Asia.
Soviet Uranium Mines Still Have Deadly Impact in Kyrgyzstan
Pride and Politics on Display in Kyrgyzstan
September 30, 2016
Pride and Politics on Display in Kyrgyzstan
The World Nomad Games were great fun, but also securitized, commercialized, politicized, and nationalized.
Pride and Politics on Display in Kyrgyzstan
Spectacle and Sport at the World Nomad Games
September 17, 2016
Spectacle and Sport at the World Nomad Games
A week of earnest competition, friendly contests, and a full-on Central Asian Burning Man-like festival.
Spectacle and Sport at the World Nomad Games
China’s Terrorist Problem Goes Global
September 07, 2016
China’s Terrorist Problem Goes Global
An attack in Kyrgyzstan drives home what Beijing has long feared: Uyghur militants are integrating into global networks.
China’s Terrorist Problem Goes Global
Kyrgyzstan: Corrupt, Anarchic – and Stable?
August 16, 2016
Kyrgyzstan: Corrupt, Anarchic – and Stable?
Despite its problems, Kyrgyzstan may be Central Asia's most stable state. Here's why.
Kyrgyzstan: Corrupt, Anarchic – and Stable?
Kyrgyzstan: Putin’s Eurasian Economic Union and Its Discontents
May 20, 2016
Kyrgyzstan: Putin’s Eurasian Economic Union and Its Discontents
At Dordoi Bazaar, the economic promise of the EEU appears remote.
Kyrgyzstan: Putin’s Eurasian Economic Union and Its Discontents
Diplomatic Access: Kyrgyzstan
May 13, 2016
Diplomatic Access: Kyrgyzstan
Kyrgyz Ambassador Toktogulov on Central Asian security, Kyrgyz-U.S. relations, and Kyrgyzstan's democracy.
Diplomatic Access: Kyrgyzstan
Kyrgyzstan’s NGO and LGBT Crackdown
March 17, 2016
Kyrgyzstan’s NGO and LGBT Crackdown
Scapegoating the NGOs and LGBT community won’t fix country’s economy.
Kyrgyzstan’s NGO and LGBT Crackdown
Kyrgyzstan and the Islamists
November 16, 2015
Kyrgyzstan and the Islamists
While detained in a Kyrgyzstan prison cell, our reporter speaks with some former ISIS members.
Kyrgyzstan and the Islamists
Will Kyrgyzstan Go Russian on NGOs?
October 22, 2015
Will Kyrgyzstan Go Russian on NGOs?
The foreign agents law has paralyzed NGOs in Russia. Now Kyrgyzstan is considering similar legislation.
Will Kyrgyzstan Go Russian on NGOs?
Kyrgyzstan Decides
October 10, 2015
Kyrgyzstan Decides
What did election day in Bishkek look like?
Kyrgyzstan Decides
Kyrgyzstan’s Risky Open Borders Experiment
August 11, 2015
Kyrgyzstan’s Risky Open Borders Experiment
Plans by the country to open its borders to other EEU members could bring some nasty side effects.
Kyrgyzstan’s Risky Open Borders Experiment
Belarus and Kyrgyzstan – Eurasia's Unlikeliest Bedfellows
July 23, 2015
Belarus and Kyrgyzstan – Eurasia's Unlikeliest Bedfellows
Tensions over the 2010 Kyrgyz coup are giving way to growing links.
Belarus and Kyrgyzstan – Eurasia's Unlikeliest Bedfellows
A Kyrgyz Family in the Islamic State
April 21, 2015
A Kyrgyz Family in the Islamic State
A family leaves home in Kyrgyzstan to join the Islamic State. Tragedy ensues.
A Kyrgyz Family in the Islamic State
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