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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
On Xinjiang, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan Bend to Beijing's Will
April 01, 2019
On Xinjiang, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan Bend to Beijing's Will
As ethnic Kyrgyz and Kazakhs continue to disappear into Chinese detention, Bishkek and Nur-Sultan are staying quiet.
On Xinjiang, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan Bend to Beijing's Will
After Returning Home, What Awaits Kyrgyz Labor Migrants?
April 01, 2019
After Returning Home, What Awaits Kyrgyz Labor Migrants?
Returned labor migrants’ entrepreneurial skills are underutilized. A new project seeks to change that.
After Returning Home, What Awaits Kyrgyz Labor Migrants?
Putin in Kyrgyzstan: A Tiny Base Expansion and a Hydropower Agreement
March 29, 2019
Putin in Kyrgyzstan: A Tiny Base Expansion and a Hydropower Agreement
A minute expansion of Kant and an agreement on hydropower cooperation were some of the outcomes of Putin's visit to Kyrgyzstan.
Putin in Kyrgyzstan: A Tiny Base Expansion and a Hydropower Agreement
Bruce Pannier on Change in Central Asia
March 26, 2019
Bruce Pannier on Change in Central Asia
In 1990, Bruce Pannier first went to Central Asia -- what was it like and what’s changed since then?
Bruce Pannier on Change in Central Asia
Soviet Nostalgia Meets Kyrgyz Social Media
March 21, 2019
Soviet Nostalgia Meets Kyrgyz Social Media
Social media accounts specializing in historical photos of Kyrgyzstan reflect young people’s desire to learn about their country’s past.
Soviet Nostalgia Meets Kyrgyz Social Media
Former Kyrgyz President Atambayev on the Losing Side of a Defamation Suit
March 05, 2019
Former Kyrgyz President Atambayev on the Losing Side of a Defamation Suit
Last week former Kyrgyz President Almazbek Atambayev was on the losing side of a defamation lawsuit.
Former Kyrgyz President Atambayev on the Losing Side of a Defamation Suit
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
Trains, Planes, and Automobiles: Central Asia Is Reconnecting With Itself
February 21, 2019
Trains, Planes, and Automobiles: Central Asia Is Reconnecting With Itself
Mapping newly created, resurrected, and proposed transport routes across Central Asia provides insight into regional connectivity drives.
Trains, Planes, and Automobiles: Central Asia Is Reconnecting With Itself
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?
Kyrgyzstan's Persistent Urban-Rural Divide in Reproductive Health
January 30, 2019
Kyrgyzstan's Persistent Urban-Rural Divide in Reproductive Health
Awareness about reproductive health and access to contraceptives are unevenly distributed across Kyrgyzstan.
Kyrgyzstan's Persistent Urban-Rural Divide in Reproductive Health
Life in the Closet: The LGBT Community in Central Asia
January 29, 2019
Life in the Closet: The LGBT Community in Central Asia
Sexual minorities in Central Asia live under significant pressure.
Life in the Closet: The LGBT Community in Central Asia
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’
6 Central Asians on Trial in Sweden for Terrorism Financing
January 08, 2019
6 Central Asians on Trial in Sweden for Terrorism Financing
Three have additionally been charged with plotting an attack.
6 Central Asians on Trial in Sweden for Terrorism Financing
Former Kyrgyz Prime Minister Faces 20 Years on Corruption Charges
January 07, 2019
Former Kyrgyz Prime Minister Faces 20 Years on Corruption Charges
if convicted, Sapar Isakov faces up to 20 years in prison on corruption charges levied under heavy political clouds.
Former Kyrgyz Prime Minister Faces 20 Years on Corruption Charges
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