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Kumtor: Kyrgyz Court Cancels $3.2 Billion Fine on Departing Canadian Mining Firm Centerra
May 28, 2022

Kumtor: Kyrgyz Court Cancels $3.2 Billion Fine on Departing Canadian Mining Firm Centerra

By Catherine Putz
The contentious saga of Kumtor Gold Mine is one step closer to completion.

Campaign Against Kyrgyz Journalist Bolot Temirov Intensifies With Forgery Allegations
April 28, 2022

Campaign Against Kyrgyz Journalist Bolot Temirov Intensifies With Forgery Allegations

By Catherine Putz
Like clockwork: After Temirov released a new investigative report last week, the authorities piled on new charges.
Are Centerra and Kyrgyzstan Nearing a Deal to Split For Good?
March 30, 2022

Are Centerra and Kyrgyzstan Nearing a Deal to Split For Good?

By Catherine Putz
Nothing is set in stone, but Kyrgyzstan and Centerra Gold may be nearing the end of their long relationship. 

Kyrgyz Opposition Leader in Hot Water Over a 2009 Border Deal
February 11, 2022

Kyrgyz Opposition Leader in Hot Water Over a 2009 Border Deal

By Catherine Putz
A document signed in 2009 is now at the center of a scandal that has the Kyrgyz government crying treason. 

Kyrgyz Journalist and Poet Detained on Suspicious Drugs Charges
January 25, 2022

Kyrgyz Journalist and Poet Detained on Suspicious Drugs Charges

By Catherine Putz
It’s hard not to link the drug charges against Bolot Temirov and Bolot Nazarov to their activities irritating certain authority figures.

The Kazakhstan Crisis: A View From Kyrgyzstan
January 08, 2022

The Kazakhstan Crisis: A View From Kyrgyzstan

By Aidai Masylkanova
In supporting the CSTO intervention today in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz President Sadyr Japarov is perhaps hoping to secure similar CSTO support for himself in the future. 

Kyrgyzstan and Centerra in Talks for Out-of-Court Dispute Resolution Over Kumtor
January 07, 2022

Kyrgyzstan and Centerra in Talks for Out-of-Court Dispute Resolution Over Kumtor

By Catherine Putz
The Canadian mining firm confirmed that it is in discussions with Bishkek over the fate of the mine.
Aijan Sharshenova on What’s Next for Kyrgyz Politics 
December 21, 2021

Aijan Sharshenova on What’s Next for Kyrgyz Politics 

By Catherine Putz
What’s next for Kyrgyz politics now that Sadyr Japarov has the government he wanted?

As the Dust Settles from Kyrgyzstan’s Election, What Next?
December 07, 2021

As the Dust Settles from Kyrgyzstan’s Election, What Next?

By Catherine Putz
As Kyrgyzstan’s new parliament takes shape, Japarov has the government he asked for. Now for the hard part: governing.

Which Politicians Do Kyrgyz Trust?
October 29, 2021

Which Politicians Do Kyrgyz Trust?

By Catherine Putz
Addressing the problems Kyrgyz citizens name as their biggest concerns is arguably the only way to sustain trust.

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.

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