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Tensions Flare at Kyrgyz Gold Mine
August 07, 2019

Tensions Flare at Kyrgyz Gold Mine

By Catherine Putz
A brawl erupted between locals and Chinese workers, sending 20 to the hospital.

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.
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.
UN Considers Canada’s Overseas Mining Record
September 15, 2015

UN Considers Canada’s Overseas Mining Record

By Ryskeldi Satke
Canadian mining outfits have come under widespread fire for their practices in Central Asia and elsewhere.

Kyrgyzstan: Between a Glacier and a Gold Mine
June 08, 2015

Kyrgyzstan: Between a Glacier and a Gold Mine

By Catherine Putz
The unending headache that is Kumtor continues. This time the conflict is over the mine's environmental impact.

Another Troublesome Kyrgyz Gold Mine
May 06, 2015

Another Troublesome Kyrgyz Gold Mine

By Catherine Putz
Kumtor is not Kyrgyzstan’s only divisive gold mine.

Kyrgyzstan's Controversial Gold Mine
February 19, 2015

Kyrgyzstan's Controversial Gold Mine

By Ryskeldi Satke
Allegations of torture are only the latest scandal to be associated with the troubled Kumtor Gold Mine.
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