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Kyrgyz and Uzbek Presidents Sign Border Agreements Into Law
December 01, 2022

Kyrgyz and Uzbek Presidents Sign Border Agreements Into Law

By Catherine Putz
They did so separately, however, given how contentious the agreement on the Kempir-Abad reservoir is in Kyrgyzstan.

Opposition to Kyrgyz-Uzbek Border Deal Swept Up in Mass Arrest
October 26, 2022

Opposition to Kyrgyz-Uzbek Border Deal Swept Up in Mass Arrest

By Catherine Putz
At least 20 activists and political figures opposed to the deal have been detained in Kyrgyzstan.
Kyrgyzstan’s Revolutionary President Japarov, 2 Years On
October 01, 2022

Kyrgyzstan’s Revolutionary President Japarov, 2 Years On

By Asel Doolotkeldieva
Kyrgyzstan’s President Sadyr Japarov is providing much of the same old authoritarianism in new populist clothes.

The Difficult Path Toward De-escalation on the Kyrgyz-Tajik Border
September 28, 2022

The Difficult Path Toward De-escalation on the Kyrgyz-Tajik Border

By Catherine Putz
A protocol reportedly signed over the weekend would see both vacate four border posts each but is shadowed by domestic critiques in Kyrgyzstan and a lack of clarity in Tajikistan.

Escalating Conflict on the Kyrgyz-Tajik Border: Whither the Regional Security Order?
September 22, 2022

Escalating Conflict on the Kyrgyz-Tajik Border: Whither the Regional Security Order?

By Asel Doolotkeldieva and Madeleine Reeves
Conflicts have intensified across the former Soviet Union, now in Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan. It’s a worrying and disillusioning development for the region. 

More than a ‘Border Skirmish’ Between Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan
September 19, 2022

More than a ‘Border Skirmish’ Between Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan

By Aijan Sharshenova
The recent outbreak of hostilities on the Kyrgyz-Tajik border represents a dangerous escalation from previous tension and skirmishes to a distinct act of aggression.

What Happened at the Latest Central Asian Leaders’ Meeting?
July 23, 2022

What Happened at the Latest Central Asian Leaders’ Meeting?

By Aizada Nuriddenova
The world has changed profoundly since the last Central Asian Consultative Meeting, yet the new regional grouping carries on.
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.

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