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A New Slowdown at the Kazakh-Kyrgyz Border
April 08, 2019

A New Slowdown at the Kazakh-Kyrgyz Border

By Catherine Putz
Occasional flare-ups of frustration at the border undercut booming talk of greater regional cooperation.

Jeenbekov and Nazarbayev Put Kyrgyz-Kazakh Relations Back on Track
December 28, 2017

Jeenbekov and Nazarbayev Put Kyrgyz-Kazakh Relations Back on Track

By Catherine Putz
With a two-day visit to Astana, the Kyrgyz president and his Kazakh counterpart steer relations back to normal.
Kazakhstan’s Border Spat With Kyrgyzstan: More Than Just a Speed Bump
December 13, 2017

Kazakhstan’s Border Spat With Kyrgyzstan: More Than Just a Speed Bump

By Andrew Witthoeft
Does Nazarbayev have a plan?

Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan Make Up, Move Forward
December 05, 2017

Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan Make Up, Move Forward

By Catherine Putz
The border problem was rooted in preexisting issues, but was sparked and solved by politics alone.

Are Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan on the Path Back to Brotherly Relations?
December 02, 2017

Are Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan on the Path Back to Brotherly Relations?

By Catherine Putz
At the highest levels, yes. But the memories will linger.

Checking in With Moscow: New Kyrgyz President Makes First International Trip to Russia
November 29, 2017

Checking in With Moscow: New Kyrgyz President Makes First International Trip to Russia

By Catherine Putz
President Sooronbai Jeenbekov made a working visit to Moscow less than a week after taking office.

A New Kyrgyz President Takes Over in Bishkek
November 24, 2017

A New Kyrgyz President Takes Over in Bishkek

By Catherine Putz
Almazbek Atambayev steps down and Sooronbai Jeenbekov steps up.
Kyrgyz President Atambayev Set to Hand Successor a Massive Bilateral Headache
November 16, 2017

Kyrgyz President Atambayev Set to Hand Successor a Massive Bilateral Headache

By Catherine Putz
The Kazakh-Kyrgyz rift continues to widen as Atambayev's presidency wanes.

Pride and Kazakh-Kyrgyz Rift
October 28, 2017

Pride and Kazakh-Kyrgyz Rift

By Catherine Putz
Meanwhile, "cautious optimism" about Uzbekistan and a quick lesson on Soviet history in the region; weekend reading.

Kyrgyzstan Alerts WTO to Kazakhstan Border Kerfuffle
October 19, 2017

Kyrgyzstan Alerts WTO to Kazakhstan Border Kerfuffle

By Catherine Putz
Kazakhstan has stymied trade at the border, but the quicksand poured first from President Atambayev’s mouth.

Will Kyrgyz Democracy Pass Its Next Test?
October 12, 2017

Will Kyrgyz Democracy Pass Its Next Test?

By Stanislav Pritchin
The outcome of this weekend's election usher in an unprecedented transfer of power between elected presidents.
Commonwealth of Independent States Gather for Jubilee Summit
September 16, 2016

Commonwealth of Independent States Gather for Jubilee Summit

By Catherine Putz
Sometimes the jubilee you planned for isn’t the jubilee you get.

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