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Kyrgyz News Site Kloop Interrupted by DDoS Attack
October 30, 2019

Kyrgyz News Site Kloop Interrupted by DDoS Attack

By Catherine Putz
Last week Kloop and OCCRP published a damning report about the giving away of land in a prized public park to Bishkek’s rich and well-connected.

The Chaos of Kyrgyz Politics
October 01, 2019

The Chaos of Kyrgyz Politics

By Ryskeldi Satke
The 2017 presidential election touched off a political crisis with much deeper roots in Kyrgyzstan’s polity.
Kyrgyzstan’s Zere Asylbek Back With a Moody Political Track
September 16, 2019

Kyrgyzstan’s Zere Asylbek Back With a Moody Political Track

By Colleen Wood
Zere Asylbek’s new single pushes Kyrgyz society to get over its political apathy.

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.

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?

Two Rivals Clash: Understanding Kyrgyzstan’s Political Crisis
August 14, 2019

Two Rivals Clash: Understanding Kyrgyzstan’s Political Crisis

By Ankit Panda
What led to Kyrgyz special forces storming the compound of the country’s former president?
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.

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

By Ian J. Lynch
Power and wealth are generated by and flow through the state.

Babanov’s Back: Kyrgyz Presidential Runner-up Returns
August 13, 2019

Babanov’s Back: Kyrgyz Presidential Runner-up Returns

By Catherine Putz
Perhaps Babanov thinks the Kyrgyz authorities have their hands full?

Kyrgyzstan: Sorting Through the Media Buzz Amid a Crisis
August 10, 2019

Kyrgyzstan: Sorting Through the Media Buzz Amid a Crisis

By Colleen Wood
Efforts to cover an unfolding political crisis in Kyrgyzstan struggle to balance accuracy with the need for up-to-date information.
Askarov's Life Sentence Upheld in Kyrgyzstan, Again
July 30, 2019

Askarov's Life Sentence Upheld in Kyrgyzstan, Again

By Catherine Putz
Askarov’s case illustrates a series of deep, intertwined, divides in Kyrgyzstan.

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