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Matraimov Wins Court Case and Reinstatement in Kyrgyzstan
July 26, 2018
Matraimov Wins Court Case and Reinstatement in Kyrgyzstan
Raiymbek Matraimov was fired on Atambayev’s last day in office. A Bishkek court ruled his firing illegal.
Matraimov Wins Court Case and Reinstatement in Kyrgyzstan
Kyrgyzstan Hunt for Power Plant Corruption Continues
June 27, 2018
Kyrgyzstan Hunt for Power Plant Corruption Continues
A second former prime minister was arrested last week in conjunction with the unfolding power plant corruption saga.
Kyrgyzstan Hunt for Power Plant Corruption Continues
Was Kyrgyzstan Seriously Going to Loan Helicopters to Uganda?
June 19, 2018
Was Kyrgyzstan Seriously Going to Loan Helicopters to Uganda?
The apparent scheme wasn’t carried out, but implicates former Kyrgyz President Almazbek Atambayev.
Was Kyrgyzstan Seriously Going to Loan Helicopters to Uganda?
Kyrgyzstan Navigates Domestic Political Firestorm, Hopes to Avoid Burning China
June 07, 2018
Kyrgyzstan Navigates Domestic Political Firestorm, Hopes to Avoid Burning China
The failure of the Bishkek power plant in January has had domestic fallout, but its bilateral dimension could scorch Beijing too.
Kyrgyzstan Navigates Domestic Political Firestorm, Hopes to Avoid Burning China
The Bishkek Power Plant Saga: Former Kyrgyz Prime Minister Faces Corruption Charges
May 31, 2018
The Bishkek Power Plant Saga: Former Kyrgyz Prime Minister Faces Corruption Charges
Sapar Isakov stands accused of lobbying for the interests of the Chinese company that modernized the Bishkek power plant.
The Bishkek Power Plant Saga: Former Kyrgyz Prime Minister Faces Corruption Charges
Kyrgyzstan: Power, Prime Ministers, and Power Plants
April 27, 2018
Kyrgyzstan: Power, Prime Ministers, and Power Plants
In 2018, both the Bishkek power plant and the Atambayev-Jeenbekov relationship began malfunctioning.
Kyrgyzstan: Power, Prime Ministers, and Power Plants
Turkish President Erdogan Urges Kyrgyzstan to Join Fight Against Gulen
April 11, 2018
Turkish President Erdogan Urges Kyrgyzstan to Join Fight Against Gulen
Kyrgyz President Jeenbekov did not respond directly to Erdogan's urging to deal with Gulen-linked institutions.
Turkish President Erdogan Urges Kyrgyzstan to Join Fight Against Gulen
Is There a Growing Atambayev-Jeenbekov Rift in Kyrgyzstan?
April 10, 2018
Is There a Growing Atambayev-Jeenbekov Rift in Kyrgyzstan?
A recent slew of firings may mark a real split between current Kyrgyz President Jeenbekov and his predecessor Atambayev.
Is There a Growing Atambayev-Jeenbekov Rift in Kyrgyzstan?
New Charges Levied Against Former Kyrgyz Presidential Candidate
April 02, 2018
New Charges Levied Against Former Kyrgyz Presidential Candidate
Kyrgyz authorities have opened an investigation into whether Omurbek Babanov plotted to stage a coup after the October 2017 election.
New Charges Levied Against Former Kyrgyz Presidential Candidate
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?
International Bar Association's Human Rights Institute Voices Concern for Kyrgyz Lawyer
March 08, 2018
International Bar Association's Human Rights Institute Voices Concern for Kyrgyz Lawyer
The IBAHRI says the case against Ata-Meken lawyer Taalaigul Toktakunova may violate UN rules ensuring rule of law.
International Bar Association's Human Rights Institute Voices Concern for Kyrgyz Lawyer
Bitter Cold Hits Bishkek, Chinese-Repaired Power Plant Breaks Down
January 30, 2018
Bitter Cold Hits Bishkek, Chinese-Repaired Power Plant Breaks Down
While temperatures plummeted in the Kyrgyz capital, anger rose over failures at a power plant modernized three years ago.
Bitter Cold Hits Bishkek, Chinese-Repaired Power Plant Breaks Down
An Interview With Aida Salyanova, Kyrgyzstan's Former Prosecutor General
December 27, 2017
An Interview With Aida Salyanova, Kyrgyzstan's Former Prosecutor General
Having fallen out with the former president, Salyanova faced charges she says were politically motivated.
An Interview With Aida Salyanova, Kyrgyzstan's Former Prosecutor General
Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan Make Up, Move Forward
December 05, 2017
Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan Make Up, Move Forward
The border problem was rooted in preexisting issues, but was sparked and solved by politics alone.
Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan Make Up, Move Forward
Checking in With Moscow: New Kyrgyz President Makes First International Trip to Russia
November 29, 2017
Checking in With Moscow: New Kyrgyz President Makes First International Trip to Russia
President Sooronbai Jeenbekov made a working visit to Moscow less than a week after taking office.
Checking in With Moscow: New Kyrgyz President Makes First International Trip to Russia
A New Kyrgyz President Takes Over in Bishkek
November 24, 2017
A New Kyrgyz President Takes Over in Bishkek
Almazbek Atambayev steps down and Sooronbai Jeenbekov steps up.
A New Kyrgyz President Takes Over in Bishkek
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