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Discussing an Eventful 2022 in Central Asia With Bruce Pannier
December 20, 2022

Discussing an Eventful 2022 in Central Asia With Bruce Pannier

By Catherine Putz
Protests, unrest, war, and worry defined 2022 in Central Asia.

Parviz Mullojonov on the Kyrgyzstan-Tajikistan Border Dispute
November 01, 2022

Parviz Mullojonov on the Kyrgyzstan-Tajikistan Border Dispute

By Catherine Putz
What explains the dramatic escalation of violence along the Kyrgyz-Tajik border?
Kyrgyz Security Chief Flaunts Turkish Drone Connection
October 13, 2022

Kyrgyz Security Chief Flaunts Turkish Drone Connection

By Catherine Putz
Tashiev posed recently with the latest Bayraktar Akıncı attack drone, suggesting Kyrgyzstan had added the platform to its arsenal.

The Difficult Path Toward De-escalation on the Kyrgyz-Tajik Border
September 28, 2022

The Difficult Path Toward De-escalation on the Kyrgyz-Tajik Border

By Catherine Putz
A protocol reportedly signed over the weekend would see both vacate four border posts each but is shadowed by domestic critiques in Kyrgyzstan and a lack of clarity in Tajikistan.

Escalating Conflict on the Kyrgyz-Tajik Border: Whither the Regional Security Order?
September 22, 2022

Escalating Conflict on the Kyrgyz-Tajik Border: Whither the Regional Security Order?

By Asel Doolotkeldieva and Madeleine Reeves
Conflicts have intensified across the former Soviet Union, now in Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan. It’s a worrying and disillusioning development for the region. 

Kyrgyz-Tajik Conflict Escalates Even Though Presidents Met at SCO
September 19, 2022

Kyrgyz-Tajik Conflict Escalates Even Though Presidents Met at SCO

By Catherine Putz
That after 30 years, various Kyrgyz presidents and Rahmon -- who has been Tajik president since 1994 -- have not been able to settle the border is a major failing.

More than a ‘Border Skirmish’ Between Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan
September 19, 2022

More than a ‘Border Skirmish’ Between Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan

By Aijan Sharshenova
The recent outbreak of hostilities on the Kyrgyz-Tajik border represents a dangerous escalation from previous tension and skirmishes to a distinct act of aggression.
Kyrgyz Opposition Leader in Hot Water Over a 2009 Border Deal
February 11, 2022

Kyrgyz Opposition Leader in Hot Water Over a 2009 Border Deal

By Catherine Putz
A document signed in 2009 is now at the center of a scandal that has the Kyrgyz government crying treason. 

Back to Normal Diplomacy: Kyrgyz President Visits Tajikistan
July 01, 2021

Back to Normal Diplomacy: Kyrgyz President Visits Tajikistan

By Catherine Putz
A return to the pre-April status quo is preferable to continued violence, but a lack of progress on border negotiations isn’t a long-term solution to instability on the border.

What Happened at the Kyrgyz-Tajik Border?
June 02, 2021

What Happened at the Kyrgyz-Tajik Border?

Anahita Saymidinova, Madeleine Reeves, and Aigerim Turgunbaeva discuss the violence along the border and the long-term implications for both countries.

Kyrgyz-Tajik Border Woes Lead to Wider Bilateral Tensions
May 27, 2021

Kyrgyz-Tajik Border Woes Lead to Wider Bilateral Tensions

By Catherine Putz
A lack of communication bedevils current Kyrgyz-Tajik relations.
Kyrgyzstan’s Worrying New Limits on Dissent
May 08, 2021

Kyrgyzstan’s Worrying New Limits on Dissent

By Colleen Wood
Kyrgyzstan’s president continues to sharpen the country’s legal code as a tool to limit dissent.

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