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Kumtor Saga Roils With Additional Arbitration Claims and Scathing Open Letters
July 09, 2021

Kumtor Saga Roils With Additional Arbitration Claims and Scathing Open Letters

By Catherine Putz
The fight for control over Kyrgyzstan's single most valuable asset has devolved into ugly public recriminations.
Abducted From Kyrgyzstan, Educator Orhan Inandi Paraded in Turkey as a ‘Terrorist’
July 06, 2021

Abducted From Kyrgyzstan, Educator Orhan Inandi Paraded in Turkey as a ‘Terrorist’

By Catherine Putz
Turkish President Erdogan, who previously denied knowing anything about Inandi, announced his "capture" by Turkish intelligence.

Back to Normal Diplomacy: Kyrgyz President Visits Tajikistan
July 01, 2021

Back to Normal Diplomacy: Kyrgyz President Visits Tajikistan

By Catherine Putz
A return to the pre-April status quo is preferable to continued violence, but a lack of progress on border negotiations isn’t a long-term solution to instability on the border.

Envisioning Central Asia’s Green Recovery 
June 26, 2021

Envisioning Central Asia’s Green Recovery 

By Anna Bjerde
For Central Asia, a green, resilient, and inclusive recovery opens great opportunities for prosperity.

Kyrgyz President Japarov Visits Turkey
June 15, 2021

Kyrgyz President Japarov Visits Turkey

By Catherine Putz
Japarov reportedly asked about the disappearance of Orhan Inandi, but in typical style Erdogan dodged and stressed the need to combat “FETO.”
Kyrgyzstan Reviewing Entry Bans on Rittmann and Rickleton
June 10, 2021

Kyrgyzstan Reviewing Entry Bans on Rittmann and Rickleton

By Catherine Putz
In a letter to Prime Minister Boris Johnson, Kyrgyz President Sadyr Japarov wrote that he has ordered a review of entry bans imposed on journalist Chris Rickleton and human rights researcher Mihra Rittmann.

Founder of Kyrgyzstan’s Gulen-linked Schools Missing, Kidnapping Suspected
June 04, 2021

Founder of Kyrgyzstan’s Gulen-linked Schools Missing, Kidnapping Suspected

By Catherine Putz
Where is Orhan Inandi?
Canada’s Centerra Says Kyrgyzstan Refusing to Engage Over Kumtor Mine Dispute
June 02, 2021

Canada’s Centerra Says Kyrgyzstan Refusing to Engage Over Kumtor Mine Dispute

By Catherine Putz
Centerra’s Kyrgyz subsidiaries filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in the United States as the company seeks to talk things out with Bishkek.

Kyrgyz-Tajik Border Woes Lead to Wider Bilateral Tensions
May 27, 2021

Kyrgyz-Tajik Border Woes Lead to Wider Bilateral Tensions

By Catherine Putz
A lack of communication bedevils current Kyrgyz-Tajik relations.

Centerra Seeks Arbitration Over Kyrgyz Gold Mine
May 17, 2021

Centerra Seeks Arbitration Over Kyrgyz Gold Mine

By Paolo Sorbello
After “meritless” tax and environmental claims and a new law threatening the ownership of the mine, the Canadian investor has escalated the dispute. 

Kyrgyzstan’s Worrying New Limits on Dissent
May 08, 2021

Kyrgyzstan’s Worrying New Limits on Dissent

By Colleen Wood
Kyrgyzstan’s president continues to sharpen the country’s legal code as a tool to limit dissent.
Violent Clashes at the Troublesome Kyrgyzstan-Tajikistan Border 
May 04, 2021

Violent Clashes at the Troublesome Kyrgyzstan-Tajikistan Border 

By Catherine Putz
Last week’s violence was some of the worst the border has seen, with more than 40 killed. 

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