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Chinese Private Security Moves Into Central Asia
July 03, 2019
Chinese Private Security Moves Into Central Asia
With vast investments at stake, Chinese private security firms are expanding operations in Kyrgyzstan and beyond.
Chinese Private Security Moves Into Central Asia
Atambayev Loses Immunity, Supporters Gather to Resist
June 27, 2019
Atambayev Loses Immunity, Supporters Gather to Resist
The former president maintains that charges of corruption against him are political.
Atambayev Loses Immunity, Supporters Gather to Resist
Atambayev's Days of Immunity Look Numbered
June 25, 2019
Atambayev's Days of Immunity Look Numbered
Former President Almazbek Atambayev is likely to soon face charges of misconduct and abuse of power in earnest.
Atambayev's Days of Immunity Look Numbered
Can Quotas Fix Gender Disparity in Kyrgyzstan’s Politics?
June 25, 2019
Can Quotas Fix Gender Disparity in Kyrgyzstan’s Politics?
A draft law proposing gender quotas for Kyrgyzstan’s village councils could help increase women’s representation at the local level.
Can Quotas Fix Gender Disparity in Kyrgyzstan’s Politics?
The Eurasian Economic Union’s Pension Problem
June 20, 2019
The Eurasian Economic Union’s Pension Problem
An agreement slated for September 2019 hopes to ensure equal pension rights across the EAEU.
The Eurasian Economic Union’s Pension Problem
The Shanghai Cooperation Organization Summit Kicks Off in Bishkek
June 13, 2019
The Shanghai Cooperation Organization Summit Kicks Off in Bishkek
Eyes on India and Pakistan, expected silence on Xinjiang camps, and another summit in the books.
The Shanghai Cooperation Organization Summit Kicks Off in Bishkek
Why Is Kazakhstan a Growing Destination for Central Asian Migrant Workers?
June 13, 2019
Why Is Kazakhstan a Growing Destination for Central Asian Migrant Workers?
If trends hold, Moscow may have to compete with Nur-Sultan in attracting Central Asian migrants in the future.
Why Is Kazakhstan a Growing Destination for Central Asian Migrant Workers?
Atambayev Takes Aim at Jeenbekov in Weekend Rally
June 12, 2019
Atambayev Takes Aim at Jeenbekov in Weekend Rally
The former Kyrgyz president accused his successor of persecuting his political opponents under the guise of anti-corruption.
Atambayev Takes Aim at Jeenbekov in Weekend Rally
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
Central Asia and Japan: 15 Years of Multilateral Cooperation
May 22, 2019
Central Asia and Japan: 15 Years of Multilateral Cooperation
Issues of trade, transport, investment, tourism, and security topped the agenda at the 7th Central Asia + Japan dialogue.
Central Asia and Japan: 15 Years of Multilateral Cooperation
How Can Native Language Journalism in Kyrgyzstan Improve?
May 09, 2019
How Can Native Language Journalism in Kyrgyzstan Improve?
The challenges facing native language journalism in Kyrgyzstan can be addressed with concerted effort and some assistance.
How Can Native Language Journalism in Kyrgyzstan Improve?
Can Social Media Change Governance in Central Asia?
April 25, 2019
Can Social Media Change Governance in Central Asia?
Improved digital infrastructure and pushes for reform are changing how Central Asian politicians and bureaucrats govern.
Can Social Media Change Governance in Central Asia?
Why Was Kyrgyz President Jeenbekov in Germany?
April 17, 2019
Why Was Kyrgyz President Jeenbekov in Germany?
Kyrgyz-Germany relations on an even keel; Kyrgyz domestic politics a brewing storm.
Why Was Kyrgyz President Jeenbekov in Germany?
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
A New Slowdown at the Kazakh-Kyrgyz Border
April 08, 2019
A New Slowdown at the Kazakh-Kyrgyz Border
Occasional flare-ups of frustration at the border undercut booming talk of greater regional cooperation.
A New Slowdown at the Kazakh-Kyrgyz Border
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