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Former Kyrgyz Lawmaker Detained After Rally in Bishkek Goes Awry
March 05, 2020

Former Kyrgyz Lawmaker Detained After Rally in Bishkek Goes Awry

By Catherine Putz
A former Kyrgyz lawmaker has been detained after a rally in support of a different jailed former parliamentarian went awry this past weekend.

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.

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.

Mongolians Protest Centerra Gold Mine
May 22, 2015

Mongolians Protest Centerra Gold Mine

By Ryskeldi Satke
The controversial Canadian company seems set to replicate its Kyrgyzstan experience in Mongolia.
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.

EBRD’s Environmental Policy Under Scrutiny in Kyrgyzstan
November 17, 2014

EBRD’s Environmental Policy Under Scrutiny in Kyrgyzstan

By Ryskeldi Satke and Franco Galdini
A backlash surrounding a gold mine is placing the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development under scrutiny.

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