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Border Issue Tops Agenda in Kyrgyz State Visit to Uzbekistan
March 22, 2021

Border Issue Tops Agenda in Kyrgyz State Visit to Uzbekistan

By Umida Hashimova
In the Kyrgyz president’s first state visit to Uzbekistan earlier this month, border issues topped the agenda.

Kyrgyz President Japarov Touches Down in Tashkent
March 11, 2021

Kyrgyz President Japarov Touches Down in Tashkent

By Catherine Putz
Following recent visits to Russia and Kazakhstan, new Kyrgyz President Sadyr Japarov is in Uzbekistan for a state visit.
Kyrgyzstan Expected to Greenlight Controversial Constitutional Referendum
March 09, 2021

Kyrgyzstan Expected to Greenlight Controversial Constitutional Referendum

By Catherine Putz
The referendum, the second this year, is likely to be set for April 11.

Kyrgyzstan Tumbles in Freedom of the World Ranking
March 03, 2021

Kyrgyzstan Tumbles in Freedom of the World Ranking

By Catherine Putz
On the back of its October 2020 upheaval and the ensuring political drama, Kyrgyzstan fell into the “not free” category with the rest of the region.

Japarov Makes State Visit to Kazakhstan, Meets With Tokayev and Nazarbayev
March 03, 2021

Japarov Makes State Visit to Kazakhstan, Meets With Tokayev and Nazarbayev

By Catherine Putz
The core purpose of Japarov’s visit was to make the personal connections that form the lifeblood of Central Asian interstate relations.

Understanding Pressure on Human Rights in Kyrgyzstan
March 02, 2021

Understanding Pressure on Human Rights in Kyrgyzstan

By Catherine Putz
A new report outlines Kyrgyzstan's challenges, with an eye on helping Western partners recalibrate their engagement with the country.

Pay Attention to Kyrgyzstan’s Local Elections 
February 26, 2021

Pay Attention to Kyrgyzstan’s Local Elections 

By Colleen Wood
Local polls scheduled for April 11 will offer clues about the country’s future political trajectory.
Kyrgyz President Sadyr Japarov in Russia for First Foreign Visit
February 25, 2021

Kyrgyz President Sadyr Japarov in Russia for First Foreign Visit

By Catherine Putz
Russia as a first destination for a Kyrgyz president is no surprise; it’s essentially tradition.

Lack of Transparency Marks Kyrgyzstan’s Constitutional Reform Quest
January 29, 2021

Lack of Transparency Marks Kyrgyzstan’s Constitutional Reform Quest

By Colleen Wood
Kyrgyzstan’s new president wants to open a “new page in history” with constitutional reform, but what exactly will it look like?

Japarov Sworn in as Kyrgyz President, Promising Prosperity and a ‘Dictatorship of Law’
January 29, 2021

Japarov Sworn in as Kyrgyz President, Promising Prosperity and a ‘Dictatorship of Law’

By Catherine Putz
“Our goal is to create a society with a dictatorship of the law, where justice and prosperity reign,” Japarov said in his inaugural remarks

Matraimov Corruption Trial to Begin February 3
January 27, 2021

Matraimov Corruption Trial to Begin February 3

By Catherine Putz
Will Japarov’s economic amnesty allow Matraimov to avoid jail time?
Should Europe Worry About Kyrgyzstan?
January 16, 2021

Should Europe Worry About Kyrgyzstan?

By Ana-Maria Anghelescu
Sadyr Japarov’s rise to power and a return to presidentialism demonstrate the limits of democracy promotion in Kyrgyzstan.

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