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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
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 Facing Charges of Murder and Orchestrating Mass Unrest
In a Country With Big Personalities, the Kyrgyz State Remains the Center of Power
August 14, 2019
In a Country With Big Personalities, the Kyrgyz State Remains the Center of Power
Power and wealth are generated by and flow through the state.
In a Country With Big Personalities, the Kyrgyz State Remains the Center of Power
Babanov’s Back: Kyrgyz Presidential Runner-up Returns
August 13, 2019
Babanov’s Back: Kyrgyz Presidential Runner-up Returns
Perhaps Babanov thinks the Kyrgyz authorities have their hands full?
Babanov’s Back: Kyrgyz Presidential Runner-up Returns
Kyrgyzstan: Sorting Through the Media Buzz Amid a Crisis
August 10, 2019
Kyrgyzstan: Sorting Through the Media Buzz Amid a Crisis
Efforts to cover an unfolding political crisis in Kyrgyzstan struggle to balance accuracy with the need for up-to-date information.
Kyrgyzstan: Sorting Through the Media Buzz Amid a Crisis
Askarov's Life Sentence Upheld in Kyrgyzstan, Again
July 30, 2019
Askarov's Life Sentence Upheld in Kyrgyzstan, Again
Askarov’s case illustrates a series of deep, intertwined, divides in Kyrgyzstan.
Askarov's Life Sentence Upheld in Kyrgyzstan, Again
Atambayev Steps Back, Kyrgyzstan Sets Process for Stripping Presidential Immunity
May 29, 2019
Atambayev Steps Back, Kyrgyzstan Sets Process for Stripping Presidential Immunity
New amendments set the course of revoking presidential immunity -- “serious crimes” or continued politicking.
Atambayev Steps Back, Kyrgyzstan Sets Process for Stripping Presidential Immunity
A Wedding Dress, a Tweet, and Kyrgyzstan’s Culture Wars
May 29, 2019
A Wedding Dress, a Tweet, and Kyrgyzstan’s Culture Wars
The life cycle of a social media scandal is brief, but a recent episode raises key questions about freedom and gender equality.
A Wedding Dress, a Tweet, and Kyrgyzstan’s Culture Wars
Kyrgyzstan: Omurbek Babanov’s Canceled Return
April 15, 2019
Kyrgyzstan: Omurbek Babanov’s Canceled Return
Former presidential candidate Omurbek Babanov canceled plans to return to Kyrgyzstan, a year and a half after he fled the country.
Kyrgyzstan: Omurbek Babanov’s Canceled Return
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
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