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A Certainly Incomplete Update on Detained Kyrgyz Politicians
August 29, 2019

A Certainly Incomplete Update on Detained Kyrgyz Politicians

By Catherine Putz
A litigious air has swept Kyrgyzstan: It's hard to keep track of who has been detained and who could be next.
Kyrgyzstan Attempts to Isolate Local Islam
August 28, 2019

Kyrgyzstan Attempts to Isolate Local Islam

By Elmurat Ashiraliev
Kyrgyz authorities profess a separation of state and religion while also paradoxically preferring one version of Islam.

The Failure of Atambayev’s Planned Power Transition
August 23, 2019

The Failure of Atambayev’s Planned Power Transition

By Temur Umarov
Unlike in Russia and Kazakhstan, an effort in Kyrgyzstan to carefully orchestrate the transition of power backfired.

Aksana Ismailbekova on Patronage Politics in Kyrgyzstan
August 20, 2019

Aksana Ismailbekova on Patronage Politics in Kyrgyzstan

By Catherine Putz
What lays beneath the surface of Kyrgyzstan’s dramatic political scene?

Former Kyrgyz President Facing Charges of Murder and Orchestrating Mass Unrest
August 14, 2019

Former Kyrgyz President Facing Charges of Murder and Orchestrating Mass Unrest

By Catherine Putz
There's always room for surprises, but Atambayev and his closest allies seem to be on the road to serious prison terms.
In a Country With Big Personalities, the Kyrgyz State Remains the Center of Power
August 14, 2019

In a Country With Big Personalities, the Kyrgyz State Remains the Center of Power

By Ian J. Lynch
Power and wealth are generated by and flow through the state.

Babanov’s Back: Kyrgyz Presidential Runner-up Returns
August 13, 2019

Babanov’s Back: Kyrgyz Presidential Runner-up Returns

By Catherine Putz
Perhaps Babanov thinks the Kyrgyz authorities have their hands full?
Kyrgyzstan: Sorting Through the Media Buzz Amid a Crisis
August 10, 2019

Kyrgyzstan: Sorting Through the Media Buzz Amid a Crisis

By Colleen Wood
Efforts to cover an unfolding political crisis in Kyrgyzstan struggle to balance accuracy with the need for up-to-date information.

Former Kyrgyz President Detained After Second Raid
August 08, 2019

Former Kyrgyz President Detained After Second Raid

By Catherine Putz
After a botched raid on Wednesday, Kyrgyz security forces return to detain former President Almazbek Atambayev

Kyrgyz Authorities Move to Detain Former President, Supporters Resist
August 08, 2019

Kyrgyz Authorities Move to Detain Former President, Supporters Resist

By Catherine Putz
Shots were fired and there are reports of injuries, including of journalists.

Tensions Flare at Kyrgyz Gold Mine
August 07, 2019

Tensions Flare at Kyrgyz Gold Mine

By Catherine Putz
A brawl erupted between locals and Chinese workers, sending 20 to the hospital.
The Enduring Difficulty of Settling the Kyrgyzstan-Tajikistan Border
August 02, 2019

The Enduring Difficulty of Settling the Kyrgyzstan-Tajikistan Border

By Colleen Wood
Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan’s presidents met recently to discuss border delimitation in the wake of recent violence.

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