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Kyrgyz Election Brings High Expectations, but Mixed Results for Voters
October 18, 2017
Kyrgyz Election Brings High Expectations, but Mixed Results for Voters
As some voters celebrate the conclusion of the vote, others vent frustration with government pressure and broken systems.
Kyrgyz Election Brings High Expectations, but Mixed Results for Voters
Kyrgyzstan’s Next President: Sooronbai Jeenbekov
October 17, 2017
Kyrgyzstan’s Next President: Sooronbai Jeenbekov
Incumbent Almazbek Atambayev’s chosen successor came out on top in Sunday’s election.
Kyrgyzstan’s Next President: Sooronbai Jeenbekov
Will Kyrgyz Democracy Pass Its Next Test?
October 12, 2017
Will Kyrgyz Democracy Pass Its Next Test?
The outcome of this weekend's election usher in an unprecedented transfer of power between elected presidents.
Will Kyrgyz Democracy Pass Its Next Test?
A Steven Seagal Guide to Eurasia
September 19, 2017
A Steven Seagal Guide to Eurasia
The action star has a long history of involvement in Eurasian affairs.
A Steven Seagal Guide to Eurasia
Kyrgyzstan's Presidential Campaigns Kick Off
September 13, 2017
Kyrgyzstan's Presidential Campaigns Kick Off
The election, slated for October 15, will decide who takes over from Almazbek Atambayev.
Kyrgyzstan's Presidential Campaigns Kick Off
59 File to Run for the Kyrgyz Presidency
August 03, 2017
59 File to Run for the Kyrgyz Presidency
The number will drop significantly ahead of the announcement of the final lineup on September 10.
59 File to Run for the Kyrgyz Presidency
Atambayev Talks: Hydro-Scandals, Bakiyevs, and Politics
July 24, 2017
Atambayev Talks: Hydro-Scandals, Bakiyevs, and Politics
In a lengthy press conference, Kyrgyzstan's president answers questions on scandals past and present.
Atambayev Talks: Hydro-Scandals, Bakiyevs, and Politics
What's Next for the Belt and Road in Central Asia?
May 17, 2017
What's Next for the Belt and Road in Central Asia?
Three regional presidents attended the Belt and Road Forum in Beijing last weekend.
What's Next for the Belt and Road in Central Asia?
Lawyer Says Suits Against Media Organizations in Kyrgyzstan Suspended
May 09, 2017
Lawyer Says Suits Against Media Organizations in Kyrgyzstan Suspended
A lawyer has asked the Constitutional Chamber to examine the constitutionality of recent libel cases against media.
Lawyer Says Suits Against Media Organizations in Kyrgyzstan Suspended
Nations in Transit: Populism and Broken Promises
April 04, 2017
Nations in Transit: Populism and Broken Promises
The annual report again catalogs the decline of democracy across the former Soviet Union.
Nations in Transit: Populism and Broken Promises
Kyrgyz President Wants to Talk to Trump About RFE/RL
March 28, 2017
Kyrgyz President Wants to Talk to Trump About RFE/RL
No visit is planned as of yet, but Atambayev knows what he’d like to discuss.
Kyrgyz President Wants to Talk to Trump About RFE/RL
Politician's Arrest Sparks Weekend Protests in Kyrgyzstan
March 27, 2017
Politician's Arrest Sparks Weekend Protests in Kyrgyzstan
It's just protests and arrests all the way down.
Politician's Arrest Sparks Weekend Protests in Kyrgyzstan
Kyrgyz President Takes on Media in Lawsuits
March 14, 2017
Kyrgyz President Takes on Media in Lawsuits
In recent days a handful of lawsuits have been filed against two Ata-Meken lawyers and two media outlets.
Kyrgyz President Takes on Media in Lawsuits
Kyrgyz Presidential Politics: Scaling a Mountain of Rumors
March 09, 2017
Kyrgyz Presidential Politics: Scaling a Mountain of Rumors
There are more rumors than answers coming out of Bishkek these days.
Kyrgyz Presidential Politics: Scaling a Mountain of Rumors
After Opposition Leader is Detained, Protests Kick Off in Kyrgyzstan
February 27, 2017
After Opposition Leader is Detained, Protests Kick Off in Kyrgyzstan
Omurbek Tekebayev was detained Sunday as part of a corruption investigation -- supporters say it's all politics.
After Opposition Leader is Detained, Protests Kick Off in Kyrgyzstan
Kyrgyzstan's Constitutional Changes and Atambayev's Self-Preservation
January 30, 2017
Kyrgyzstan's Constitutional Changes and Atambayev's Self-Preservation
The presidential elections later this year will be a major test for Kyrgyzstan's democracy and Atambayev's intentions.
Kyrgyzstan's Constitutional Changes and Atambayev's Self-Preservation
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