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In Central Asia, Politics By Way of Social Media
February 22, 2019
In Central Asia, Politics By Way of Social Media
New research on youth in Central Asia attempts to untangle young people’s political attitudes and preferences on their own terms.
In Central Asia, Politics By Way of Social Media
Why Do We Watch the Shuffling of Officials in Central Asia So Closely?
February 15, 2019
Why Do We Watch the Shuffling of Officials in Central Asia So Closely?
In one day, out the next -- what does the shuffling of officials in Central Asia really tell us?
Why Do We Watch the Shuffling of Officials in Central Asia So Closely?
Nothing to Spit at: Kyrgyzstan Penalizes ‘Negative Behaviors’
January 25, 2019
Nothing to Spit at: Kyrgyzstan Penalizes ‘Negative Behaviors’
Debate over a fine on spitting in public reveals the role of social media in developing civic participation.
Nothing to Spit at: Kyrgyzstan Penalizes ‘Negative Behaviors’
Why Did Kyrgyz Stage a Protest Outside the Chinese Embassy?
December 29, 2018
Why Did Kyrgyz Stage a Protest Outside the Chinese Embassy?
In Bishkek, Kyrgyz demonstrated against China’s mass detainment of Muslims, but other grievances are shaping protests too.
Why Did Kyrgyz Stage a Protest Outside the Chinese Embassy?
Another Atambayev Ally Faces Corruption Charges in Kyrgyzstan
October 29, 2018
Another Atambayev Ally Faces Corruption Charges in Kyrgyzstan
Ikramjan Ilmiyanov, a former adviser to previous Kyrgyz President Almazbek Atambayev, faces corruption charges.
Another Atambayev Ally Faces Corruption Charges in Kyrgyzstan
Kyrgyzstan Moves Toward Stripping Former Presidents of Immunity
October 04, 2018
Kyrgyzstan Moves Toward Stripping Former Presidents of Immunity
Only two former Kyrgyz presidents actually still enjoy immunity, but only one -- Almazbek Atambayev -- looks like a target.
Kyrgyzstan Moves Toward Stripping Former Presidents of Immunity
Kyrgyzstan’s Crackdown on Extremist Material: Further Reforms Needed
September 26, 2018
Kyrgyzstan’s Crackdown on Extremist Material: Further Reforms Needed
Kyrgyzstan should focus on genuine threats, not throw people in jail for the videos they watch or the books they read.
Kyrgyzstan’s Crackdown on Extremist Material: Further Reforms Needed
In Kyrgyzstan, Erdogan Again Warns of Gulen Network Coup
September 05, 2018
In Kyrgyzstan, Erdogan Again Warns of Gulen Network Coup
Since 2016, Turkey has pressed for Kyrgyzstan to close Gulen-linked schools. So far, Bishkek continues to resist.
In Kyrgyzstan, Erdogan Again Warns of Gulen Network Coup
Unopposed But Protested: Bishkek Gets a New Mayor
August 09, 2018
Unopposed But Protested: Bishkek Gets a New Mayor
The last five consecutive mayors of Bishkek have been accused of corruption -- not a great record.
Unopposed But Protested: Bishkek Gets a New Mayor
Matraimov Wins Court Case and Reinstatement in Kyrgyzstan
July 26, 2018
Matraimov Wins Court Case and Reinstatement in Kyrgyzstan
Raiymbek Matraimov was fired on Atambayev’s last day in office. A Bishkek court ruled his firing illegal.
Matraimov Wins Court Case and Reinstatement in Kyrgyzstan
The Bishkek Power Plant Saga: Former Kyrgyz Prime Minister Faces Corruption Charges
May 31, 2018
The Bishkek Power Plant Saga: Former Kyrgyz Prime Minister Faces Corruption Charges
Sapar Isakov stands accused of lobbying for the interests of the Chinese company that modernized the Bishkek power plant.
The Bishkek Power Plant Saga: Former Kyrgyz Prime Minister Faces Corruption Charges
Kyrgyzstan: Power, Prime Ministers, and Power Plants
April 27, 2018
Kyrgyzstan: Power, Prime Ministers, and Power Plants
In 2018, both the Bishkek power plant and the Atambayev-Jeenbekov relationship began malfunctioning.
Kyrgyzstan: Power, Prime Ministers, and Power Plants
Turkish President Erdogan Urges Kyrgyzstan to Join Fight Against Gulen
April 11, 2018
Turkish President Erdogan Urges Kyrgyzstan to Join Fight Against Gulen
Kyrgyz President Jeenbekov did not respond directly to Erdogan's urging to deal with Gulen-linked institutions.
Turkish President Erdogan Urges Kyrgyzstan to Join Fight Against Gulen
New Charges Levied Against Former Kyrgyz Presidential Candidate
April 02, 2018
New Charges Levied Against Former Kyrgyz Presidential Candidate
Kyrgyz authorities have opened an investigation into whether Omurbek Babanov plotted to stage a coup after the October 2017 election.
New Charges Levied Against Former Kyrgyz Presidential Candidate
International Bar Association's Human Rights Institute Voices Concern for Kyrgyz Lawyer
March 08, 2018
International Bar Association's Human Rights Institute Voices Concern for Kyrgyz Lawyer
The IBAHRI says the case against Ata-Meken lawyer Taalaigul Toktakunova may violate UN rules ensuring rule of law.
International Bar Association's Human Rights Institute Voices Concern for Kyrgyz Lawyer
Kyrgyz Authorities Arrest Unnamed Suspect for the Murder of Ulan Salyanov
December 29, 2017
Kyrgyz Authorities Arrest Unnamed Suspect for the Murder of Ulan Salyanov
Salyanov's sister, Aida, was recently convicted of abuse of office, charges she and her supporters say were politically motivated.
Kyrgyz Authorities Arrest Unnamed Suspect for the Murder of Ulan Salyanov
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