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Aijan Sharshenova on What’s Next for Kyrgyz Politics 
December 21, 2021

Aijan Sharshenova on What’s Next for Kyrgyz Politics 

By Catherine Putz
What’s next for Kyrgyz politics now that Sadyr Japarov has the government he wanted?

Mob Accosts Kyrgyz Opposition Politician Tekebayev 
December 02, 2021

Mob Accosts Kyrgyz Opposition Politician Tekebayev 

By Catherine Putz
Tekebayev and other opposition politicians have been agitating against the November 28 election results.
Low Turnout, Technical Glitches, Mar Kyrgyzstan’s Parliamentary Polls
November 29, 2021

Low Turnout, Technical Glitches, Mar Kyrgyzstan’s Parliamentary Polls

By Catherine Putz
With final results still pending, one thing is clear: Kyrgyzstanis are tired of elections.

Why Is Kyrgyzstan’s Upcoming Parliamentary Election Significant?
November 24, 2021

Why Is Kyrgyzstan’s Upcoming Parliamentary Election Significant?

By Catherine Putz
A discussion with Dr. Asel Doolotkeldieva.

Looking Ahead to Kyrgyzstan’s Unpredictable Parliamentary Election
November 19, 2021

Looking Ahead to Kyrgyzstan’s Unpredictable Parliamentary Election

By Colleen Wood
Despite the swell of Japarov loyalists running for parliament, it remains difficult to predict the election’s outcome.

Which Politicians Do Kyrgyz Trust?
October 29, 2021

Which Politicians Do Kyrgyz Trust?

By Catherine Putz
Addressing the problems Kyrgyz citizens name as their biggest concerns is arguably the only way to sustain trust.

Kyrgyzstan: A Year Since October 2020
October 06, 2021

Kyrgyzstan: A Year Since October 2020

By Catherine Putz
It’s been a year since Kyrgyzstan erupted in post-election protests and precipitated the fall of yet another government in Bishkek.
Ahead of Kyrgyz Parliamentary Elections, Elections Official Arrested on Fraud Charges
September 14, 2021

Ahead of Kyrgyz Parliamentary Elections, Elections Official Arrested on Fraud Charges

By Catherine Putz
Kyrgyzstan will finally hold parliamentary elections in late November, more than a year after a botched election spun the country into political turmoil.

Kyrgyzstan Wiretapped Activists, Lawyers, MPs
September 02, 2021

Kyrgyzstan Wiretapped Activists, Lawyers, MPs

By Catherine Putz
The Interior Ministry justified the wiretaps as part of investigations into the October 2020 unrest.

Akayev Asks for Forgiveness Over Kumtor, Flies Back to Russia
August 10, 2021

Akayev Asks for Forgiveness Over Kumtor, Flies Back to Russia

By Catherine Putz
Kyrgyzstan’s first president admitted to making mistakes regarding the mine.

Upcoming Parliament Elections Present New Opportunities and Challenges for Kyrgyzstan
August 04, 2021

Upcoming Parliament Elections Present New Opportunities and Challenges for Kyrgyzstan

By Ilgiz Kambarov
Kyrgyzstan’s parliament will shrink and change after the next election, expected later this year, under new legislation and a new constitution.
Kumtor Case: Another Former Kyrgyz Prime Minister Detained
August 03, 2021

Kumtor Case: Another Former Kyrgyz Prime Minister Detained

By Catherine Putz
With another former prime minister arrested, the Kumtor case grows. Meanwhile, some have been released and others kept in custody.

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