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Central Asia’s FemAgora Festival Embraces Cyberfeminism
October 28, 2021

Central Asia’s FemAgora Festival Embraces Cyberfeminism

By Colleen Wood
In its fourth year, the FemAgora festival adopts an unabashed cyberfeminist approach to activism.

Japarov’s Kyrgyz Cabinet Shuffle
October 13, 2021

Japarov’s Kyrgyz Cabinet Shuffle

By Catherine Putz
Japarov selected another Japarov (no relation) to head the new Cabinet of Ministers.
Kyrgyzstan: A Year Since October 2020
October 06, 2021

Kyrgyzstan: A Year Since October 2020

By Catherine Putz
It’s been a year since Kyrgyzstan erupted in post-election protests and precipitated the fall of yet another government in Bishkek.

The Price of Gold: Kyrgyzstan’s Showdown With Western Investors
September 24, 2021

The Price of Gold: Kyrgyzstan’s Showdown With Western Investors

By Gabriel Gavin
A row over the Kumtor mine, featuring corruption and environmental catastrophe, threaten Kyrgyzstan’s ability to attract investment.

Kyrgyzstan Wiretapped Activists, Lawyers, MPs
September 02, 2021

Kyrgyzstan Wiretapped Activists, Lawyers, MPs

By Catherine Putz
The Interior Ministry justified the wiretaps as part of investigations into the October 2020 unrest.

Will Kyrgyzstan’s ‘False Information’ Law Threaten Free Speech?
August 26, 2021

Will Kyrgyzstan’s ‘False Information’ Law Threaten Free Speech?

By Catherine Putz
Japarov signed the bill passed by the parliament last month, but many questions remain about how it will be implemented.

3rd Meeting of Central Asian Leaders: A Small Step Toward the Formation of a Regional Order?
August 12, 2021

3rd Meeting of Central Asian Leaders: A Small Step Toward the Formation of a Regional Order?

By Filippo Costa Buranelli
Presidential meetings in Central Asia are often dismissed for a lack of concrete results and for their exclusively ceremonial character. But there are good reasons to take the latest meeting seriously.
Afghanistan and Central Asia’s ASEAN Moment
August 10, 2021

Afghanistan and Central Asia’s ASEAN Moment

By Moez Hayat
The Central Asian republics can learn from the experience of Southeast Asia and use the crisis in Afghanistan to spur forward regional cooperation at a time of great power competition. 

Akayev Asks for Forgiveness Over Kumtor, Flies Back to Russia
August 10, 2021

Akayev Asks for Forgiveness Over Kumtor, Flies Back to Russia

By Catherine Putz
Kyrgyzstan’s first president admitted to making mistakes regarding the mine.

Central Asian Leaders Set to Meet in Turkmenistan for Third Consultative Meeting
August 05, 2021

Central Asian Leaders Set to Meet in Turkmenistan for Third Consultative Meeting

By Catherine Putz
Following summits in 2018 and 2019, the 2021 meeting comes amid a great number of regional difficulties and concerns.

Upcoming Parliament Elections Present New Opportunities and Challenges for Kyrgyzstan
August 04, 2021

Upcoming Parliament Elections Present New Opportunities and Challenges for Kyrgyzstan

By Ilgiz Kambarov
Kyrgyzstan’s parliament will shrink and change after the next election, expected later this year, under new legislation and a new constitution.
Kumtor Case: Another Former Kyrgyz Prime Minister Detained
August 03, 2021

Kumtor Case: Another Former Kyrgyz Prime Minister Detained

By Catherine Putz
With another former prime minister arrested, the Kumtor case grows. Meanwhile, some have been released and others kept in custody.

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