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Kamchybek Tashiev

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?

Soccer School Sparks Controversy in Kyrgyzstan

Soccer School Sparks Controversy in Kyrgyzstan

By Colleen Wood
FC Barcelona visited Kyrgyzstan to inaugurate two new football academies. Japarov is touchy about investigations into how the schools are funded.

Kyrgyzstan’s Kloop in the Crosshairs Over Critical Coverage

Kyrgyzstan’s Kloop in the Crosshairs Over Critical Coverage

By Catherine Putz
The Kyrgyz media outlet, known for its reporting on corruption, is under pressure once again for publishing materials “aimed at sharply criticizing the policies of the current government.”
Kyrgyzstan’s Path to Rearmament

Kyrgyzstan’s Path to Rearmament

By Francisco Olmos
Kyrgyzstan, a Central Asian country that once wanted to do away with its armed forces, has taken significant steps to rearm itself since the deadly 2021 clashes with neighboring Tajikistan. 

Kyrgyz Opposition Leader Madumarov Again Under Pressure

Kyrgyz Opposition Leader Madumarov Again Under Pressure

By Catherine Putz
For the second time in just over a year, Kyrgyzstan’s prosecutor general has sought to strip opposition politician Adakhan Madumarov’s immunity so he can be prosecuted. 

Opposition to Kyrgyz-Uzbek Border Deal Swept Up in Mass Arrest

Opposition to Kyrgyz-Uzbek Border Deal Swept Up in Mass Arrest

By Catherine Putz
At least 20 activists and political figures opposed to the deal have been detained in Kyrgyzstan.

Kyrgyz Security Chief Flaunts Turkish Drone Connection

Kyrgyz Security Chief Flaunts Turkish Drone Connection

By Catherine Putz
Tashiev posed recently with the latest Bayraktar Akıncı attack drone, suggesting Kyrgyzstan had added the platform to its arsenal.
Kyrgyzstan’s Revolutionary President Japarov, 2 Years On

Kyrgyzstan’s Revolutionary President Japarov, 2 Years On

By Asel Doolotkeldieva
Kyrgyzstan’s President Sadyr Japarov is providing much of the same old authoritarianism in new populist clothes.

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