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11-Year Sentence for Former Kyrgyz President Atambayev’s Role in Early Release of Aziz Batukayev
June 23, 2020

11-Year Sentence for Former Kyrgyz President Atambayev’s Role in Early Release of Aziz Batukayev

By Catherine Putz
Atambayev faces an additional, ongoing trial related to the violence that erupted when the state tried to detain him in August 2019.

Kyrgyz Prime Minister Steps Down Amid Telecom Scandal
June 17, 2020

Kyrgyz Prime Minister Steps Down Amid Telecom Scandal

By Catherine Putz
Kyrgyz prime ministers tend to have a short shelf-life.
Former President Atambayev Barred From His Own Trial
June 02, 2020

Former President Atambayev Barred From His Own Trial

By Catherine Putz
The former president reportedly refused to sit in the box with the other defendants.

Atambayev Trial Begins With Postponement
March 25, 2020

Atambayev Trial Begins With Postponement

By Catherine Putz
Just as it was finally beginning, the trial of Almazbek Atambayev was postponed.

Absurdity Reigns Supreme in Kyrgyzstan’s Neverending Atambayev Fiasco
January 17, 2020

Absurdity Reigns Supreme in Kyrgyzstan’s Neverending Atambayev Fiasco

By Colleen Wood
Kyrgyzstan’s legal system and former president Almazbek Atambayev are still locked in stalemate.

The Chaos of Kyrgyz Politics
October 01, 2019

The Chaos of Kyrgyz Politics

By Ryskeldi Satke
The 2017 presidential election touched off a political crisis with much deeper roots in Kyrgyzstan’s polity.

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.
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?

Two Rivals Clash: Understanding Kyrgyzstan’s Political Crisis
August 14, 2019

Two Rivals Clash: Understanding Kyrgyzstan’s Political Crisis

By Ankit Panda
What led to Kyrgyz special forces storming the compound of the country’s former president?

Former Kyrgyz President Facing Charges of Murder and Orchestrating Mass Unrest
August 14, 2019

Former Kyrgyz President Facing Charges of Murder and Orchestrating Mass Unrest

By Catherine Putz
There's always room for surprises, but Atambayev and his closest allies seem to be on the road to serious prison terms.
In a Country With Big Personalities, the Kyrgyz State Remains the Center of Power
August 14, 2019

In a Country With Big Personalities, the Kyrgyz State Remains the Center of Power

By Ian J. Lynch
Power and wealth are generated by and flow through the state.

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