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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
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
Foreigners Now Required to Register in Kyrgyzstan
November 04, 2016
Foreigners Now Required to Register in Kyrgyzstan
Visa-free be damned: foreigners traveling to Kyrgyzstan arriving after November 4 will have to register with the state.
Foreigners Now Required to Register in Kyrgyzstan
Uzbekistan After Islam Karimov: What to Expect
September 27, 2016
Uzbekistan After Islam Karimov: What to Expect
Katie Putz joins The Diplomat's Ankit Panda for a conversation on Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan.
Uzbekistan After Islam Karimov: What to Expect
Russian, Tajik, Chinese 'Traces' on Bishkek Embassy Bombing
September 14, 2016
Russian, Tajik, Chinese 'Traces' on Bishkek Embassy Bombing
The August 30 attack on the Chinese Embassy in Bishkek was reportedly funded from abroad.
Russian, Tajik, Chinese 'Traces' on Bishkek Embassy Bombing
Suicide Attack on Chinese Embassy in Kyrgyzstan
August 30, 2016
Suicide Attack on Chinese Embassy in Kyrgyzstan
A car rammed the embassy's gate and detonated a bomb inside the compound. Three Kyrgyz workers were injured.
Suicide Attack on Chinese Embassy in Kyrgyzstan
Is the ISIS Threat in Kyrgyzstan Real?
August 04, 2015
Is the ISIS Threat in Kyrgyzstan Real?
Speculation abounds after a mid-July incident in downtown Bishkek.
Is the ISIS Threat in Kyrgyzstan Real?
China Courts Central Asia
October 04, 2013
China Courts Central Asia
Amid an unprecedented flurry of energy deals, Beijing strengthens alliances on Russia’s backdoor but struggles to keep Xinjiang as happy.
China Courts Central Asia
How Kyrgyzstan Sees Jasmine Unrest
March 02, 2011
How Kyrgyzstan Sees Jasmine Unrest
The kind of unrest seen in the Arab world is familiar to many Kyrgyzstanis. But the hard work comes after revolution, says Erica Marat.
How Kyrgyzstan Sees Jasmine Unrest
What I saw in Bishkek
April 12, 2010
What I saw in Bishkek
An eye witness to the violence during last week’s Kyrgyz uprising shares what he saw with photojournalist Hugh Bohane.
What I saw in Bishkek
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