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Learning From Kyrgyzstan’s Local Elections
May 01, 2021

Learning From Kyrgyzstan’s Local Elections

By Colleen Wood
Local elections provide a window into the state of Kyrgyz politics – and what might come next in the three decade-long game of political musical chairs.
Kyrgyz President’s Promotion of Poison to Treat COVID-19 Taken Down by Facebook
April 20, 2021

Kyrgyz President’s Promotion of Poison to Treat COVID-19 Taken Down by Facebook

By Catherine Putz
Japarov's press secretary claims the president took the posts down himself, but Facebook says they were removed for being harmful "misinformation."

Money Laundering! What Money Laundering? Case Against Matraimov Closed
April 15, 2021

Money Laundering! What Money Laundering? Case Against Matraimov Closed

By Catherine Putz
Kyrgyz authorities said they were unable to find evidence of Matraimov’s alleged money laundering, despite thousands of words written by investigative journalists outlining it in detail.

Low Turnout for a Strong President: Kyrgyzstan Approves New Constitution 
April 12, 2021

Low Turnout for a Strong President: Kyrgyzstan Approves New Constitution 

By Catherine Putz
The indifference of many and the votes of some have ushered in Kyrgyzstan’s next political phase: a return to strong presidentialism. 

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.

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