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Mongolia's Democracy Under Stress
April 14, 2017
Mongolia's Democracy Under Stress
A wave of protests (and lack of any government response) is challenging Mongolia's political system.
Mongolia's Democracy Under Stress
Kazakhstani Narratives About Aktobe Solidify
June 17, 2016
Kazakhstani Narratives About Aktobe Solidify
Kyrgyzstan's mine headache, European and Eurasian integration, timekeeping in the Pamirs; weekend reads.
Kazakhstani Narratives About Aktobe Solidify
Kyrgyzstan’s Golden Goose, Kumtor
March 02, 2016
Kyrgyzstan’s Golden Goose, Kumtor
After withdrawing from restructuring negotiations in December, Bishkek is set to decide on Centerra’s mining permits.
Kyrgyzstan’s Golden Goose, Kumtor
Cultural Rifts and Horse Penis Jokes
January 09, 2016
Cultural Rifts and Horse Penis Jokes
Also, Tajikistan in the Saudi Arabia-Iran split and the Silk Road’s revival; weekend reads.
Cultural Rifts and Horse Penis Jokes
Kyrgyzstan Withdraws from Negotiations Over Kumtor Gold Mine
December 24, 2015
Kyrgyzstan Withdraws from Negotiations Over Kumtor Gold Mine
Remember, all that glitters... will be stalled in seemingly endless politicking.
Kyrgyzstan Withdraws from Negotiations Over Kumtor Gold Mine
European Environmental Team Harassed in Kyrgyzstan
October 22, 2015
European Environmental Team Harassed in Kyrgyzstan
Once again the Kumtor gold mine produces controversy.
European Environmental Team Harassed in Kyrgyzstan
UN Considers Canada’s Overseas Mining Record
September 15, 2015
UN Considers Canada’s Overseas Mining Record
Canadian mining outfits have come under widespread fire for their practices in Central Asia and elsewhere.
UN Considers Canada’s Overseas Mining Record
Kyrgyzstan: Between a Glacier and a Gold Mine
June 08, 2015
Kyrgyzstan: Between a Glacier and a Gold Mine
The unending headache that is Kumtor continues. This time the conflict is over the mine's environmental impact.
Kyrgyzstan: Between a Glacier and a Gold Mine
Mongolians Protest Centerra Gold Mine
May 22, 2015
Mongolians Protest Centerra Gold Mine
The controversial Canadian company seems set to replicate its Kyrgyzstan experience in Mongolia.
Mongolians Protest Centerra Gold Mine
Kyrgyzstan's Controversial Gold Mine
February 19, 2015
Kyrgyzstan's Controversial Gold Mine
Allegations of torture are only the latest scandal to be associated with the troubled Kumtor Gold Mine.
Kyrgyzstan's Controversial Gold Mine
EBRD’s Environmental Policy Under Scrutiny in Kyrgyzstan
November 17, 2014
EBRD’s Environmental Policy Under Scrutiny in Kyrgyzstan
A backlash surrounding a gold mine is placing the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development under scrutiny.
EBRD’s Environmental Policy Under Scrutiny in Kyrgyzstan
Why Kyrgyzstan Keeps Losing International Cases
October 30, 2014
Why Kyrgyzstan Keeps Losing International Cases
Bishkek’s dysfunctional politics keep it embroiled in legal spats.
Why Kyrgyzstan Keeps Losing International Cases
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