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The Failure of Atambayev’s Planned Power Transition
August 23, 2019
The Failure of Atambayev’s Planned Power Transition
Unlike in Russia and Kazakhstan, an effort in Kyrgyzstan to carefully orchestrate the transition of power backfired.
The Failure of Atambayev’s Planned Power Transition
Aksana Ismailbekova on Patronage Politics in Kyrgyzstan
August 20, 2019
Aksana Ismailbekova on Patronage Politics in Kyrgyzstan
What lays beneath the surface of Kyrgyzstan’s dramatic political scene?
Aksana Ismailbekova on Patronage Politics in Kyrgyzstan
Two Rivals Clash: Understanding Kyrgyzstan’s Political Crisis
August 14, 2019
Two Rivals Clash: Understanding Kyrgyzstan’s Political Crisis
What led to Kyrgyz special forces storming the compound of the country’s former president?
Two Rivals Clash: Understanding Kyrgyzstan’s Political Crisis
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
There's always room for surprises, but Atambayev and his closest allies seem to be on the road to serious prison terms.
Former Kyrgyz President Facing Charges of Murder and Orchestrating Mass Unrest
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
Power and wealth are generated by and flow through the state.
In a Country With Big Personalities, the Kyrgyz State Remains the Center of Power
Babanov’s Back: Kyrgyz Presidential Runner-up Returns
August 13, 2019
Babanov’s Back: Kyrgyz Presidential Runner-up Returns
Perhaps Babanov thinks the Kyrgyz authorities have their hands full?
Babanov’s Back: Kyrgyz Presidential Runner-up Returns
Kyrgyzstan: Sorting Through the Media Buzz Amid a Crisis
August 10, 2019
Kyrgyzstan: Sorting Through the Media Buzz Amid a Crisis
Efforts to cover an unfolding political crisis in Kyrgyzstan struggle to balance accuracy with the need for up-to-date information.
Kyrgyzstan: Sorting Through the Media Buzz Amid a Crisis
Former Kyrgyz President Detained After Second Raid
August 08, 2019
Former Kyrgyz President Detained After Second Raid
After a botched raid on Wednesday, Kyrgyz security forces return to detain former President Almazbek Atambayev
Former Kyrgyz President Detained After Second Raid
Kyrgyz Authorities Move to Detain Former President, Supporters Resist
August 08, 2019
Kyrgyz Authorities Move to Detain Former President, Supporters Resist
Shots were fired and there are reports of injuries, including of journalists.
Kyrgyz Authorities Move to Detain Former President, Supporters Resist
Atambayev Returning to Kyrgyzstan After Pulling Russia Into Feud With Jeenbekov
July 26, 2019
Atambayev Returning to Kyrgyzstan After Pulling Russia Into Feud With Jeenbekov
The former president returns confident his palling around with Putin will save him. But will it?
Atambayev Returning to Kyrgyzstan After Pulling Russia Into Feud With Jeenbekov
Under Pressure in Kyrgzystan, Atambayev Flies to Russia
July 24, 2019
Under Pressure in Kyrgzystan, Atambayev Flies to Russia
The former president says he'll be back soon after high level meetings in Moscow.
Under Pressure in Kyrgzystan, Atambayev Flies to Russia
Azimjan Askarov Headed for a Second Retrial in Kyrgyzstan
July 19, 2019
Azimjan Askarov Headed for a Second Retrial in Kyrgyzstan
Askarov's last retrial, in 2017, ended with his return to jail on a life sentence. Will things be different this time around?
Azimjan Askarov Headed for a Second Retrial in Kyrgyzstan
Defiant Atambayev Refuses Second Subpoena
July 11, 2019
Defiant Atambayev Refuses Second Subpoena
The former president, ensconced with supporters at his home in Koi-Tash, is headed for a confrontation.
Defiant Atambayev Refuses Second Subpoena
Atambayev Loses Immunity, Supporters Gather to Resist
June 27, 2019
Atambayev Loses Immunity, Supporters Gather to Resist
The former president maintains that charges of corruption against him are political.
Atambayev Loses Immunity, Supporters Gather to Resist
Atambayev's Days of Immunity Look Numbered
June 25, 2019
Atambayev's Days of Immunity Look Numbered
Former President Almazbek Atambayev is likely to soon face charges of misconduct and abuse of power in earnest.
Atambayev's Days of Immunity Look Numbered
Atambayev Takes Aim at Jeenbekov in Weekend Rally
June 12, 2019
Atambayev Takes Aim at Jeenbekov in Weekend Rally
The former Kyrgyz president accused his successor of persecuting his political opponents under the guise of anti-corruption.
Atambayev Takes Aim at Jeenbekov in Weekend Rally
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