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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
Why Did Kyrgyz Stage a Protest Outside the Chinese Embassy?
December 29, 2018
Why Did Kyrgyz Stage a Protest Outside the Chinese Embassy?
In Bishkek, Kyrgyz demonstrated against China’s mass detainment of Muslims, but other grievances are shaping protests too.
Why Did Kyrgyz Stage a Protest Outside the Chinese Embassy?
To Empower Women in Kyrgyzstan, Address Masculinity
December 21, 2018
To Empower Women in Kyrgyzstan, Address Masculinity
Gender violence is a pervasive problem in Kyrgyzstan. A local NGO is trying to address it by working with men.
To Empower Women in Kyrgyzstan, Address Masculinity
Central Asians Organize to Draw Attention to Xinjiang Camps
December 04, 2018
Central Asians Organize to Draw Attention to Xinjiang Camps
Efforts in Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan to garner attention on the Xinjiang camps have grown, but still to little effect.
Central Asians Organize to Draw Attention to Xinjiang Camps
Kyrgyz MP Wants Only Good News
November 30, 2018
Kyrgyz MP Wants Only Good News
Wonder how he feels about satire?
Kyrgyz MP Wants Only Good News
Kyrgyz Politics Simmering Over Atambayev-Jeenbekov Feud
November 28, 2018
Kyrgyz Politics Simmering Over Atambayev-Jeenbekov Feud
The SDPK looks headed for a split while former President Atambayev and his successor, Jeenbekov, lob fiery rhetoric.
Kyrgyz Politics Simmering Over Atambayev-Jeenbekov Feud
Paul Stronski on Central Asia's Big Questions
November 20, 2018
Paul Stronski on Central Asia's Big Questions
A discussion of Central Asia's hottest topics from Uzbekistan’s reforms to Kazakh succession and China's Belt and Road.
Paul Stronski on Central Asia's Big Questions
It’s Time to De-Sovietize Our Perspective on Central Asia
November 16, 2018
It’s Time to De-Sovietize Our Perspective on Central Asia
The use of “former Soviet” to refer to Central Asia can be blinding, distracting from the realizing that the region isn't static.
It’s Time to De-Sovietize Our Perspective on Central Asia
For Central Asian Migrant Workers, a Sense of Home is Only an App Away
November 14, 2018
For Central Asian Migrant Workers, a Sense of Home is Only an App Away
A vibrant digital ecosystem has developed to support Central Asian migrant workers navigating the challenges of living far from home.
For Central Asian Migrant Workers, a Sense of Home is Only an App Away
Another Atambayev Ally Faces Corruption Charges in Kyrgyzstan
October 29, 2018
Another Atambayev Ally Faces Corruption Charges in Kyrgyzstan
Ikramjan Ilmiyanov, a former adviser to previous Kyrgyz President Almazbek Atambayev, faces corruption charges.
Another Atambayev Ally Faces Corruption Charges in Kyrgyzstan
Radicalization in Central Asia: 'Not In Our Name'
October 26, 2018
Radicalization in Central Asia: 'Not In Our Name'
A new documentary project filmed in Central Asia seeks both to document and counter violent extremism in the region.
Radicalization in Central Asia: 'Not In Our Name'
Girl and the Nation: Central Asia’s Gendered Quest for National Identity
September 29, 2018
Girl and the Nation: Central Asia’s Gendered Quest for National Identity
The violent response to Zere Asylbek kyzy’ art reflects gendered expectations about women embodying the nation in Central Asia.
Girl and the Nation: Central Asia’s Gendered Quest for National Identity
Kyrgyzstan’s Crackdown on Extremist Material: Further Reforms Needed
September 26, 2018
Kyrgyzstan’s Crackdown on Extremist Material: Further Reforms Needed
Kyrgyzstan should focus on genuine threats, not throw people in jail for the videos they watch or the books they read.
Kyrgyzstan’s Crackdown on Extremist Material: Further Reforms Needed
In Kyrgyzstan, Babanov Cases Losing Steam
September 20, 2018
In Kyrgyzstan, Babanov Cases Losing Steam
Former presidential hopeful Omurbek Babanov was the subject of two highly political investigations. One has been suspended.
In Kyrgyzstan, Babanov Cases Losing Steam
Kyrgyzstan's Problematic Extremist Materials Law
September 18, 2018
Kyrgyzstan's Problematic Extremist Materials Law
In a new report, Human Rights Watch says Kyrgyzstan’s extremist materials law is vague and open to easy abuse.
Kyrgyzstan's Problematic Extremist Materials Law
From Kyrgyzstan to the Stars: The Kyrgyz Space Program
September 11, 2018
From Kyrgyzstan to the Stars: The Kyrgyz Space Program
A group of teenage girls want to make Kyrgyzstan the next country to launch a microsatellite.
From Kyrgyzstan to the Stars: The Kyrgyz Space Program
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