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Kyrgyzstan: Omurbek Babanov’s Canceled Return
April 15, 2019

Kyrgyzstan: Omurbek Babanov’s Canceled Return

By Colleen Wood
Former presidential candidate Omurbek Babanov canceled plans to return to Kyrgyzstan, a year and a half after he fled the country.

Kyrgyzstan's Controversial Constitutional Referendum
December 10, 2016

Kyrgyzstan's Controversial Constitutional Referendum

By Catherine Putz
On Sunday, December 11, Kyrgyzstan's citizens will be asked to approve (or not) a host of constitutional changes.
Constitutional Clash: Date Set for Referendum in Kyrgyzstan
November 05, 2016

Constitutional Clash: Date Set for Referendum in Kyrgyzstan

By Catherine Putz
Kyrgyz will consider a package of constitutional changes on December 11. What are they?

Kyrgyz Government Coalition Breaks Over Constitutional Referendum
October 24, 2016

Kyrgyz Government Coalition Breaks Over Constitutional Referendum

By Catherine Putz
The president's party, SDPK, cited “irreconcilable political views” as its reason for withdrawing from the coalition.

Finishing the Bishkek-Manas Road
August 29, 2016

Finishing the Bishkek-Manas Road

By Catherine Putz
With a late summer influx of visitors expected, one of Kyrgyzstan's most important roads is just barely finished.

Kyrgyzstan's Self-Defeating Conflict With Moderate Islam
June 22, 2016

Kyrgyzstan's Self-Defeating Conflict With Moderate Islam

By Uran Botobekov
The state's clash with a well-respected Muslim leader will only encourage true radicalization in the country.

Kyrgyzstan Gets New Prime Minister and Speaker
April 29, 2016

Kyrgyzstan Gets New Prime Minister and Speaker

By Catherine Putz
Bishkek saw some not-entirely-unprecedented turnover this month.
Kyrgyz Prime Minister Resigns Amid Road Construction Scandal
April 11, 2016

Kyrgyz Prime Minister Resigns Amid Road Construction Scandal

By Catherine Putz
Temir Sariyev was just shy of one year in office.

Marriage in Kyrgyzstan and What Not to Wear in Tajikistan
January 16, 2016

Marriage in Kyrgyzstan and What Not to Wear in Tajikistan

By Catherine Putz
Plus, Putin's ploys in Central Asia and other recommended reads.

Which Parties Joined the Kyrgyz Majority Coalition?
November 03, 2015

Which Parties Joined the Kyrgyz Majority Coalition?

By Catherine Putz
SDPK will be joined by the Kyrgyzstan party, Onuguu-Progress, and Ata-Meken.

Sex Sells, Even in Tajikistan
October 24, 2015

Sex Sells, Even in Tajikistan

By Catherine Putz
Analyzing the Kyrgyz election and just who does Turkmenistan think it’s fooling? Friday links.
Post-Election Politicking in Kyrgyzstan
October 21, 2015

Post-Election Politicking in Kyrgyzstan

By Catherine Putz
The new Kyrgyz parliament is set to get to work next week, probably.

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