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Kicksharing Takes Off in Kyrgyzstan

Kicksharing Takes Off in Kyrgyzstan

By Colleen Wood
As shared e-kickscooters become more popular, local authorities are putting regulations on this ecologically friendly form of transport.

Kyrgyz News Site Kloop Interrupted by DDoS Attack

Kyrgyz News Site Kloop Interrupted by DDoS Attack

By Catherine Putz
Last week Kloop and OCCRP published a damning report about the giving away of land in a prized public park to Bishkek’s rich and well-connected.
Atambayev's Days of Immunity Look Numbered

Atambayev's Days of Immunity Look Numbered

By Catherine Putz
Former President Almazbek Atambayev is likely to soon face charges of misconduct and abuse of power in earnest.

Soviet Nostalgia Meets Kyrgyz Social Media

Soviet Nostalgia Meets Kyrgyz Social Media

By Colleen Wood
Social media accounts specializing in historical photos of Kyrgyzstan reflect young people’s desire to learn about their country’s past.

Former Kyrgyz Prime Minister Faces 20 Years on Corruption Charges

Former Kyrgyz Prime Minister Faces 20 Years on Corruption Charges

By Catherine Putz
if convicted, Sapar Isakov faces up to 20 years in prison on corruption charges levied under heavy political clouds.

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Unopposed But Protested: Bishkek Gets a New Mayor

Unopposed But Protested: Bishkek Gets a New Mayor

By Catherine Putz
The last five consecutive mayors of Bishkek have been accused of corruption -- not a great record.

Kyrgyzstan Hunt for Power Plant Corruption Continues

Kyrgyzstan Hunt for Power Plant Corruption Continues

By Catherine Putz
A second former prime minister was arrested last week in conjunction with the unfolding power plant corruption saga.
Kyrgyzstan Navigates Domestic Political Firestorm, Hopes to Avoid Burning China

Kyrgyzstan Navigates Domestic Political Firestorm, Hopes to Avoid Burning China

By Catherine Putz
The failure of the Bishkek power plant in January has had domestic fallout, but its bilateral dimension could scorch Beijing too.

The Bishkek Power Plant Saga: Former Kyrgyz Prime Minister Faces Corruption Charges

The Bishkek Power Plant Saga: Former Kyrgyz Prime Minister Faces Corruption Charges

By Catherine Putz
Sapar Isakov stands accused of lobbying for the interests of the Chinese company that modernized the Bishkek power plant.

Kyrgyzstan: Power, Prime Ministers, and Power Plants

Kyrgyzstan: Power, Prime Ministers, and Power Plants

By Catherine Putz
In 2018, both the Bishkek power plant and the Atambayev-Jeenbekov relationship began malfunctioning.

Foreigners Now Required to Register in Kyrgyzstan

Foreigners Now Required to Register in Kyrgyzstan

By Catherine Putz
Visa-free be damned: foreigners traveling to Kyrgyzstan arriving after November 4 will have to register with the state.
Uzbekistan After Islam Karimov: What to Expect

Uzbekistan After Islam Karimov: What to Expect

By Ankit Panda
Katie Putz joins The Diplomat's Ankit Panda for a conversation on Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan.

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