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Sadyr Japarov

Bishkek’s Ever Problematic Power Plant Explodes

Bishkek’s Ever Problematic Power Plant Explodes

By Catherine Putz
Kyrgyz President Sadyr Japarov pledged to order a “complete modernization” of the plant after a February 2 explosion.

Kyrgyz Media Under Increasing Pressure, But ‘Kloop Will Continue Its Work’

Kyrgyz Media Under Increasing Pressure, But ‘Kloop Will Continue Its Work’

By Catherine Putz
An interview with Kloop co-founder Rinat Tuhvatshin.
Early Notice: Kyrgyz President Japarov Will Seek Second Term

Early Notice: Kyrgyz President Japarov Will Seek Second Term

By Catherine Putz
Kyrgyzstan’s next presidential election isn’t due until 2027, but Central Asia doesn’t always stick to schedule – making early chatter about a second term interesting. 

Wanted, Again: Matraimov Once More Sought by Authorities in Kyrgyzstan

Wanted, Again: Matraimov Once More Sought by Authorities in Kyrgyzstan

By Catherine Putz
Bishkek is on the one hand pursuing an anti-corruption campaign, but at the same time cracking down on the very media that expose such corruption.

Kyrgyzstan: A Coup to Quash or Kusturizatsia Indigestion?

Kyrgyzstan: A Coup to Quash or Kusturizatsia Indigestion?

By Catherine Putz
It seems this instance of an individual "vomiting up" what he allegedly owed the state has led to some indigestion, and another alleged coup forestalled by the Kyrgyz state. 

Kyrgyzstan’s New Flag Debuts in Bishkek

Kyrgyzstan’s New Flag Debuts in Bishkek

By Catherine Putz
The rays on the sun are a little straighter -- even if the priorities of the Kyrgyz government remain wavering. 

Bill on Flag Redesign Survives First Reading in Kyrgyzstan’s Parliament

Bill on Flag Redesign Survives First Reading in Kyrgyzstan’s Parliament

By Colleen Wood
Government officials say the current iteration, which was designed just after independence, looks like a sunflower.
Tashiev Thunders Against ‘Kolbaev-Matraimov Mafia’

Tashiev Thunders Against ‘Kolbaev-Matraimov Mafia’

By Catherine Putz
It appears a purge is underway, as Tashiev decries the corrupt in Kyrgyzstan. 

Voices of Doubt: Unraveling the Ambiguities Surrounding Kolbaev’s Killing

Voices of Doubt: Unraveling the Ambiguities Surrounding Kolbaev’s Killing

By Aksana Ismailbekova
The Kyrgyz public’s doubts and questions about the Kolbaev killing are the expression of what they cannot see for lack of a transparent legal system amid the state’s apparent fight against criminality. 

Kyrgyzstan Undermines Constitutional Court With New Avenues to Revise Decisions

Kyrgyzstan Undermines Constitutional Court With New Avenues to Revise Decisions

By Colleen Wood
Two years after re-instituting the Constitutional Court, Japarov has approved a law that opens its decisions to presidential interference.

Kyrgyz Kingpin Kolbaev Killed in Bishkek Pub by Security Services

Kyrgyz Kingpin Kolbaev Killed in Bishkek Pub by Security Services

By Catherine Putz
Kolbaev’s death was a sudden end to a long, infamous, career of escaping the law both internationally and within Kyrgyzstan.
The Madumarov Mess and the Kyrgyz-Tajik Border

The Madumarov Mess and the Kyrgyz-Tajik Border

By Catherine Putz
The drama around the Madumarov matter obscures the lack of tangible progress by the Japarov administration in coming to an agreement on the border with Tajikistan. 

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