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A Certainly Incomplete Update on Detained Kyrgyz Politicians
August 29, 2019

A Certainly Incomplete Update on Detained Kyrgyz Politicians

By Catherine Putz
A litigious air has swept Kyrgyzstan: It's hard to keep track of who has been detained and who could be next.

Kyrgyzstan Attempts to Isolate Local Islam
August 28, 2019

Kyrgyzstan Attempts to Isolate Local Islam

By Elmurat Ashiraliev
Kyrgyz authorities profess a separation of state and religion while also paradoxically preferring one version of Islam.
The Failure of Atambayev’s Planned Power Transition
August 23, 2019

The Failure of Atambayev’s Planned Power Transition

By Temur Umarov
Unlike in Russia and Kazakhstan, an effort in Kyrgyzstan to carefully orchestrate the transition of power backfired.

Aksana Ismailbekova on Patronage Politics in Kyrgyzstan
August 20, 2019

Aksana Ismailbekova on Patronage Politics in Kyrgyzstan

By Catherine Putz
What lays beneath the surface of Kyrgyzstan’s dramatic political scene?

Former Kyrgyz President Facing Charges of Murder and Orchestrating Mass Unrest
August 14, 2019

Former Kyrgyz President Facing Charges of Murder and Orchestrating Mass Unrest

By Catherine Putz
There's always room for surprises, but Atambayev and his closest allies seem to be on the road to serious prison terms.

Former Kyrgyz President Detained After Second Raid
August 08, 2019

Former Kyrgyz President Detained After Second Raid

By Catherine Putz
After a botched raid on Wednesday, Kyrgyz security forces return to detain former President Almazbek Atambayev

Kyrgyz Authorities Move to Detain Former President, Supporters Resist
August 08, 2019

Kyrgyz Authorities Move to Detain Former President, Supporters Resist

By Catherine Putz
Shots were fired and there are reports of injuries, including of journalists.
Atambayev Returning to Kyrgyzstan After Pulling Russia Into Feud With Jeenbekov
July 26, 2019

Atambayev Returning to Kyrgyzstan After Pulling Russia Into Feud With Jeenbekov

By Catherine Putz
The former president returns confident his palling around with Putin will save him. But will it?

Under Pressure in Kyrgzystan, Atambayev Flies to Russia
July 24, 2019

Under Pressure in Kyrgzystan, Atambayev Flies to Russia

By Catherine Putz
The former president says he'll be back soon after high level meetings in Moscow.

Defiant Atambayev Refuses Second Subpoena
July 11, 2019

Defiant Atambayev Refuses Second Subpoena

By Catherine Putz
The former president, ensconced with supporters at his home in Koi-Tash, is headed for a confrontation.

Atambayev Loses Immunity, Supporters Gather to Resist
June 27, 2019

Atambayev Loses Immunity, Supporters Gather to Resist

By Catherine Putz
The former president maintains that charges of corruption against him are political.
Atambayev's Days of Immunity Look Numbered
June 25, 2019

Atambayev's Days of Immunity Look Numbered

By Catherine Putz
Former President Almazbek Atambayev is likely to soon face charges of misconduct and abuse of power in earnest.

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