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Atambayev’s Allies Face Long Sentences as Corruption Trials Close
December 10, 2019

Atambayev’s Allies Face Long Sentences as Corruption Trials Close

By Catherine Putz
There’s no shortage of corruption to dig into in Kyrgyzstan, but the pursuit of justice is often directed by politics.

A Spring Split for Kyrgyzstan’s Major Party?
April 03, 2019

A Spring Split for Kyrgyzstan’s Major Party?

By Catherine Putz
The first of two rival party congresses on April 3 sets up Kyrgyzstan's biggest political party for a genuine split.
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

By Uran Botobekov
The troubling treatment of converted Baptists highlights the growing problem of radicalization in Central Asia.

Digging Into Stalin's Secrets
July 09, 2016

Digging Into Stalin's Secrets

By Catherine Putz
Kazakhstan's convincing national narrative, Atambayev's music debut, a fascinating story tying the steppe to Hawaii; weekend reads.

Kyrgyzstan Gets New Prime Minister and Speaker
April 29, 2016

Kyrgyzstan Gets New Prime Minister and Speaker

By Catherine Putz
Bishkek saw some not-entirely-unprecedented turnover this month.

Kyrgyz Defense Minister Sacked Over Corruption Charges
October 13, 2015

Kyrgyz Defense Minister Sacked Over Corruption Charges

By Catherine Putz
Another high-profile corruption case in Central Asia. Is it just for show?

Kyrgyzstan’s Anti-Corruption Failure
October 05, 2015

Kyrgyzstan’s Anti-Corruption Failure

By Samuel Ramani
High profile arrests are not helping the country improve its record on corruption.
Interview: Scott Radnitz on Kyrgyzstan
September 18, 2015

Interview: Scott Radnitz on Kyrgyzstan

By Samuel Ramani
A look at the recent political, security and economic developments in Kyrgyzstan.

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