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Was Kyrgyzstan Seriously Going to Loan Helicopters to Uganda?
June 19, 2018
Was Kyrgyzstan Seriously Going to Loan Helicopters to Uganda?
The apparent scheme wasn’t carried out, but implicates former Kyrgyz President Almazbek Atambayev.
Was Kyrgyzstan Seriously Going to Loan Helicopters to Uganda?
Chinese Companies’ Central Asian Survival Strategy
June 14, 2018
Chinese Companies’ Central Asian Survival Strategy
In Central Asia, Chinese companies can score financing from both Beijing and local capitals. But is anyone profiting?
Chinese Companies’ Central Asian Survival Strategy
Kyrgyzstan Navigates Domestic Political Firestorm, Hopes to Avoid Burning China
June 07, 2018
Kyrgyzstan Navigates Domestic Political Firestorm, Hopes to Avoid Burning China
The failure of the Bishkek power plant in January has had domestic fallout, but its bilateral dimension could scorch Beijing too.
Kyrgyzstan Navigates Domestic Political Firestorm, Hopes to Avoid Burning China
A Bride Kidnapping in Kyrgyzstan Ends in a Young Woman's Death
June 01, 2018
A Bride Kidnapping in Kyrgyzstan Ends in a Young Woman's Death
Burulai Turdaaly Kyzy was reportedly stabbed to death inside a police station by the man who had abducted her.
A Bride Kidnapping in Kyrgyzstan Ends in a Young Woman's Death
The Bishkek Power Plant Saga: Former Kyrgyz Prime Minister Faces Corruption Charges
May 31, 2018
The Bishkek Power Plant Saga: Former Kyrgyz Prime Minister Faces Corruption Charges
Sapar Isakov stands accused of lobbying for the interests of the Chinese company that modernized the Bishkek power plant.
The Bishkek Power Plant Saga: Former Kyrgyz Prime Minister Faces Corruption Charges
Kyrgyzstan: Power, Prime Ministers, and Power Plants
April 27, 2018
Kyrgyzstan: Power, Prime Ministers, and Power Plants
In 2018, both the Bishkek power plant and the Atambayev-Jeenbekov relationship began malfunctioning.
Kyrgyzstan: Power, Prime Ministers, and Power Plants
From Bad to Worse: Press Freedom in Eurasia Continues to Decline
April 26, 2018
From Bad to Worse: Press Freedom in Eurasia Continues to Decline
Uzbekistan is the only Central Asian country to see improvement, but it's still near the bottom of the rankings.
From Bad to Worse: Press Freedom in Eurasia Continues to Decline
Reforming Customs, Uzbekistan Nods Toward the Eurasian Economic Union
April 26, 2018
Reforming Customs, Uzbekistan Nods Toward the Eurasian Economic Union
Tashkent is harmonizing its import tariffs with EAEU norms.
Reforming Customs, Uzbekistan Nods Toward the Eurasian Economic Union
Another Fire at Osh Bazaar in Bishkek
April 17, 2018
Another Fire at Osh Bazaar in Bishkek
Friday’s blaze was the third at the market since January.
Another Fire at Osh Bazaar in Bishkek
Central Asia's Democratic Backslide Continues, Except for Uzbekistan
April 11, 2018
Central Asia's Democratic Backslide Continues, Except for Uzbekistan
Three states in Central Asia marked declines in the 2018 Nations in Transit report; but Uzbekistan logged its first improvement since 2005.
Central Asia's Democratic Backslide Continues, Except for Uzbekistan
Turkish President Erdogan Urges Kyrgyzstan to Join Fight Against Gulen
April 11, 2018
Turkish President Erdogan Urges Kyrgyzstan to Join Fight Against Gulen
Kyrgyz President Jeenbekov did not respond directly to Erdogan's urging to deal with Gulen-linked institutions.
Turkish President Erdogan Urges Kyrgyzstan to Join Fight Against Gulen
Is There a Growing Atambayev-Jeenbekov Rift in Kyrgyzstan?
April 10, 2018
Is There a Growing Atambayev-Jeenbekov Rift in Kyrgyzstan?
A recent slew of firings may mark a real split between current Kyrgyz President Jeenbekov and his predecessor Atambayev.
Is There a Growing Atambayev-Jeenbekov Rift in Kyrgyzstan?
Tradition and Changing Ideals Collide in Post-Soviet Kyrgyzstan
April 04, 2018
Tradition and Changing Ideals Collide in Post-Soviet Kyrgyzstan
Some Kyrgyz people believe that Nooruz collides with Muslim values, but the vast majority still celebrate anyway.
Tradition and Changing Ideals Collide in Post-Soviet Kyrgyzstan
New Charges Levied Against Former Kyrgyz Presidential Candidate
April 02, 2018
New Charges Levied Against Former Kyrgyz Presidential Candidate
Kyrgyz authorities have opened an investigation into whether Omurbek Babanov plotted to stage a coup after the October 2017 election.
New Charges Levied Against Former Kyrgyz Presidential Candidate
The Rise of Regionalism in Central Asia?
April 02, 2018
The Rise of Regionalism in Central Asia?
Despite shared history, Central Asia has long lacked regional cohesion. That could be changing.
The Rise of Regionalism in Central Asia?
Kok Boru and Nowruz in Kyrgyzstan
March 26, 2018
Kok Boru and Nowruz in Kyrgyzstan
The highly anticipated traditions of Nowruz converge with Kyrgyzstan’s most important sport, Kok Boru, to usher in the new year.
Kok Boru and Nowruz in Kyrgyzstan
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