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Kyrgyz President Almazbek Atambayev Promises to Return to Politics
November 20, 2017
Kyrgyz President Almazbek Atambayev Promises to Return to Politics
As Atambayev leaves office, he pledges to return in the 2020 parliamentary elections.
Kyrgyz President Almazbek Atambayev Promises to Return to Politics
A Vote for Stability Steers Southerner to Success in Kyrgyzstan's Presidential Election
October 24, 2017
A Vote for Stability Steers Southerner to Success in Kyrgyzstan's Presidential Election
The October 15 vote raises expectations of policy continuity in a country that has to balance regional, strategic interests.
A Vote for Stability Steers Southerner to Success in Kyrgyzstan's Presidential Election
The Dark Side of Kyrgyzstan's 'Affordable Housing'
October 20, 2017
The Dark Side of Kyrgyzstan's 'Affordable Housing'
An activist forced to flee, thousands of missing dollars, and citizens left waiting for their piece of promised land.
The Dark Side of Kyrgyzstan's 'Affordable Housing'
Kyrgyz Election Brings High Expectations, but Mixed Results for Voters
October 18, 2017
Kyrgyz Election Brings High Expectations, but Mixed Results for Voters
As some voters celebrate the conclusion of the vote, others vent frustration with government pressure and broken systems.
Kyrgyz Election Brings High Expectations, but Mixed Results for Voters
Kyrgyzstan’s Next President: Sooronbai Jeenbekov
October 17, 2017
Kyrgyzstan’s Next President: Sooronbai Jeenbekov
Incumbent Almazbek Atambayev’s chosen successor came out on top in Sunday’s election.
Kyrgyzstan’s Next President: Sooronbai Jeenbekov
Will Kyrgyz Democracy Pass Its Next Test?
October 12, 2017
Will Kyrgyz Democracy Pass Its Next Test?
The outcome of this weekend's election usher in an unprecedented transfer of power between elected presidents.
Will Kyrgyz Democracy Pass Its Next Test?
Guilty Verdicts Crash in on Kyrgyz Media Outlet
July 03, 2017
Guilty Verdicts Crash in on Kyrgyz Media Outlet
The outlook is not good for Idinov, Zanoza, or Kyrgyzstan.
Guilty Verdicts Crash in on Kyrgyz Media Outlet
Insulting the President: Defamation Cases Against Local Media Move Ahead in Kyrgyzstan
July 01, 2017
Insulting the President: Defamation Cases Against Local Media Move Ahead in Kyrgyzstan
Similar cases against RFE/RL were dropped in May, but a local Kyrgyz media outlet remains under legal pressure.
Insulting the President: Defamation Cases Against Local Media Move Ahead in Kyrgyzstan
Trump for President of Kyrgyzstan?
June 30, 2017
Trump for President of Kyrgyzstan?
51 percent of young urban respondents in student-run poll express openness to the idea.
Trump for President of Kyrgyzstan?
On Trip to Russia, Kyrgyz President Atambayev Sings Putin's Praises
June 29, 2017
On Trip to Russia, Kyrgyz President Atambayev Sings Putin's Praises
"I must admit, I love Russia very much," the Kyrgyz president said at a state dinner held in his honor in Moscow.
On Trip to Russia, Kyrgyz President Atambayev Sings Putin's Praises
The Downside of Foreign Aid in Kyrgyzstan
June 10, 2017
The Downside of Foreign Aid in Kyrgyzstan
Kyrgyzstan is dependent on foreign aid, which also impacts its internal political rivalries.
The Downside of Foreign Aid in Kyrgyzstan
More Kyrgyz Parliamentarians Charged with Corruption
May 31, 2017
More Kyrgyz Parliamentarians Charged with Corruption
There’s plenty of corruption to spread the charges around.
More Kyrgyz Parliamentarians Charged with Corruption
Lawyer Says Suits Against Media Organizations in Kyrgyzstan Suspended
May 09, 2017
Lawyer Says Suits Against Media Organizations in Kyrgyzstan Suspended
A lawyer has asked the Constitutional Chamber to examine the constitutionality of recent libel cases against media.
Lawyer Says Suits Against Media Organizations in Kyrgyzstan Suspended
Kyrgyz President Wants to Talk to Trump About RFE/RL
March 28, 2017
Kyrgyz President Wants to Talk to Trump About RFE/RL
No visit is planned as of yet, but Atambayev knows what he’d like to discuss.
Kyrgyz President Wants to Talk to Trump About RFE/RL
Politician's Arrest Sparks Weekend Protests in Kyrgyzstan
March 27, 2017
Politician's Arrest Sparks Weekend Protests in Kyrgyzstan
It's just protests and arrests all the way down.
Politician's Arrest Sparks Weekend Protests in Kyrgyzstan
Kyrgyz President Takes on Media in Lawsuits
March 14, 2017
Kyrgyz President Takes on Media in Lawsuits
In recent days a handful of lawsuits have been filed against two Ata-Meken lawyers and two media outlets.
Kyrgyz President Takes on Media in Lawsuits
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