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Akayev Asks for Forgiveness Over Kumtor, Flies Back to Russia
August 10, 2021

Akayev Asks for Forgiveness Over Kumtor, Flies Back to Russia

By Catherine Putz
Kyrgyzstan’s first president admitted to making mistakes regarding the mine.

Kyrgyzstan’s First Ousted President Returns to Cooperate With Kumtor Investigation
August 03, 2021

Kyrgyzstan’s First Ousted President Returns to Cooperate With Kumtor Investigation

By Catherine Putz
After 16 years, Askar Akayev returned to Kyrgyzstan in connection with the Kyrgyz state’s growing case against the Canadian mining company Centerra Gold.
Kumtor Saga Roils With Additional Arbitration Claims and Scathing Open Letters
July 09, 2021

Kumtor Saga Roils With Additional Arbitration Claims and Scathing Open Letters

By Catherine Putz
The fight for control over Kyrgyzstan's single most valuable asset has devolved into ugly public recriminations.

Canada’s Centerra Says Kyrgyzstan Refusing to Engage Over Kumtor Mine Dispute
June 02, 2021

Canada’s Centerra Says Kyrgyzstan Refusing to Engage Over Kumtor Mine Dispute

By Catherine Putz
Centerra’s Kyrgyz subsidiaries filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in the United States as the company seeks to talk things out with Bishkek.

Centerra Seeks Arbitration Over Kyrgyz Gold Mine
May 17, 2021

Centerra Seeks Arbitration Over Kyrgyz Gold Mine

By Paolo Sorbello
After “meritless” tax and environmental claims and a new law threatening the ownership of the mine, the Canadian investor has escalated the dispute. 

Kyrgyzstan: Caught in a Web of International Investment Agreements
August 03, 2017

Kyrgyzstan: Caught in a Web of International Investment Agreements

By Ryskeldi Satke
Corruption has not only limited FDI into Kyrgyzstan, but forced the country to accept unfavorable treaty terms.

Mongolia’s Democracy Under Stress
April 14, 2017

Mongolia’s Democracy Under Stress

By Bolor Lkhaajav
A wave of protests (and lack of any government response) is challenging Mongolia's political system.
Kazakhstani Narratives About Aktobe Solidify
June 17, 2016

Kazakhstani Narratives About Aktobe Solidify

By Catherine Putz
Kyrgyzstan's mine headache, European and Eurasian integration, timekeeping in the Pamirs; weekend reads.

Kyrgyzstan’s Golden Goose, Kumtor
March 02, 2016

Kyrgyzstan’s Golden Goose, Kumtor

By Catherine Putz
After withdrawing from restructuring negotiations in December, Bishkek is set to decide on Centerra’s mining permits.

Cultural Rifts and Horse Penis Jokes
January 09, 2016

Cultural Rifts and Horse Penis Jokes

By Catherine Putz
Also, Tajikistan in the Saudi Arabia-Iran split and the Silk Road’s revival; weekend reads.

Kyrgyzstan Withdraws from Negotiations Over Kumtor Gold Mine
December 24, 2015

Kyrgyzstan Withdraws from Negotiations Over Kumtor Gold Mine

By Catherine Putz
Remember, all that glitters... will be stalled in seemingly endless politicking.
European Environmental Team Harassed in Kyrgyzstan
October 22, 2015

European Environmental Team Harassed in Kyrgyzstan

By Ryskeldi Satke
Once again the Kumtor gold mine produces controversy.

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