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Kamchybek Tashiev

South Asian Students Targeted by Angry Mob in Kyrgyz Capital

South Asian Students Targeted by Angry Mob in Kyrgyz Capital

By Catherine Putz
The mob, apparently triggered by a video of a fight between foreigners and locals earlier in May, “went on a rampage” targeting mostly South Asian students while raging against illegal immigration.

Tandem Rule in Kyrgyzstan: The Pursuit of Money and Power

Tandem Rule in Kyrgyzstan: The Pursuit of Money and Power

By Aksana Ismailbekova
The Japarov-Tashiev tandem has sunk real roots into Kyrgyzstan’s society, and those roots are deeper and stronger than they might seem on the surface.
In Kyrgyzstan, Pendulum Swings Hard Against Matraimov With Arrest

In Kyrgyzstan, Pendulum Swings Hard Against Matraimov With Arrest

By Catherine Putz
Over the last five years, Kyrgyz authorities have repeatedly had their hands on notoriously corrupt former official Raimbek Matraimov and each time let him go. Will this time be different?

Kyrgyz Media Under Increasing Pressure, But ‘Kloop Will Continue Its Work’

Kyrgyz Media Under Increasing Pressure, But ‘Kloop Will Continue Its Work’

By Catherine Putz
An interview with Kloop co-founder Rinat Tuhvatshin.

Wanted, Again: Matraimov Once More Sought by Authorities in Kyrgyzstan

Wanted, Again: Matraimov Once More Sought by Authorities in Kyrgyzstan

By Catherine Putz
Bishkek is on the one hand pursuing an anti-corruption campaign, but at the same time cracking down on the very media that expose such corruption.

Kyrgyzstan: A Coup to Quash or Kusturizatsia Indigestion?

Kyrgyzstan: A Coup to Quash or Kusturizatsia Indigestion?

By Catherine Putz
It seems this instance of an individual "vomiting up" what he allegedly owed the state has led to some indigestion, and another alleged coup forestalled by the Kyrgyz state. 

Big Promises on the Kyrgyz-Tajik Border

Big Promises on the Kyrgyz-Tajik Border

By Catherine Putz
Kyrgyz and Tajik officials say they're close to agreement on the entirety of their long-disputed border.
Tashiev Thunders Against ‘Kolbaev-Matraimov Mafia’

Tashiev Thunders Against ‘Kolbaev-Matraimov Mafia’

By Catherine Putz
It appears a purge is underway, as Tashiev decries the corrupt in Kyrgyzstan. 

Voices of Doubt: Unraveling the Ambiguities Surrounding Kolbaev’s Killing

Voices of Doubt: Unraveling the Ambiguities Surrounding Kolbaev’s Killing

By Aksana Ismailbekova
The Kyrgyz public’s doubts and questions about the Kolbaev killing are the expression of what they cannot see for lack of a transparent legal system amid the state’s apparent fight against criminality. 

Kyrgyz Kingpin Kolbaev Killed in Bishkek Pub by Security Services

Kyrgyz Kingpin Kolbaev Killed in Bishkek Pub by Security Services

By Catherine Putz
Kolbaev’s death was a sudden end to a long, infamous, career of escaping the law both internationally and within Kyrgyzstan.

Mysterious Border Protocol Signed Between Kyrgyz and Tajik Security Chiefs

Mysterious Border Protocol Signed Between Kyrgyz and Tajik Security Chiefs

By Catherine Putz
The details of “Protocol No. 44” are unknown, but both sides clearly want to portray some kind of progress in their drawn-out border negotiations.
Kyrgyzstan, Kusturizatsia, and Corruption 

Kyrgyzstan, Kusturizatsia, and Corruption 

By Aksana Ismailbekova
Kusturizatsia means, literally, “vomiting.” Under the practice, corrupt individuals can repay a fraction of stolen proceeds to the state and then go about their business. Who knows where the money goes?

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