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Kyrgyzstan Working Toward New Elections Under New Rules
October 19, 2020

Kyrgyzstan Working Toward New Elections Under New Rules

By Catherine Putz
Kyrgyzstan looks likely to have a new parliament election sometime in December and a presidential poll in January. It may also have a constitutional referendum.

Kyrgyz President Jeenbekov Offers Resignation
October 15, 2020

Kyrgyz President Jeenbekov Offers Resignation

By Catherine Putz
Kyrgyzstan's complete political upheaval isn't finished yet.
From Prison to Parliament: Meet Kyrgyzstan’s New Prime Minister
October 14, 2020

From Prison to Parliament: Meet Kyrgyzstan’s New Prime Minister

By Catherine Putz
Until October 6, Sadyr Japarov was serving an 11.5 year prison term for hostage-taking. He's now prime minister of Kyrgyzstan.

What’s Next for Kyrgyzstan?
October 14, 2020

What’s Next for Kyrgyzstan?

By Colleen Wood
It’s the second week of Kyrgyzstan’s political crisis – what does the path forward look like?

Does Kyrgyzstan’s Post-Election Chaos Put It on the Road to Revolution?
October 06, 2020

Does Kyrgyzstan’s Post-Election Chaos Put It on the Road to Revolution?

By Catherine Putz
At the very least, a new parliamentary election is in the cards, but what actually happens next is anyone’s guess. 

Will Kyrgyzstan Postpone Its October Parliamentary Polls?
July 30, 2020

Will Kyrgyzstan Postpone Its October Parliamentary Polls?

By Ilgiz Kambarov
A date is set, but Kyrgyz citizens have serious concerns about the safety of holding an election amid a pandemic spinning out of control.

What Happened at the Kyrgyz President’s End of Year Press Conference?
December 27, 2019

What Happened at the Kyrgyz President’s End of Year Press Conference?

By Colleen Wood
Kyrgyzstan’s president discussed hot topics -- corruption, development, free speech -- at his second annual press conference.
The Chaos of Kyrgyz Politics
October 01, 2019

The Chaos of Kyrgyz Politics

By Ryskeldi Satke
The 2017 presidential election touched off a political crisis with much deeper roots in Kyrgyzstan’s polity.

The Failure of Atambayev’s Planned Power Transition
August 23, 2019

The Failure of Atambayev’s Planned Power Transition

By Temur Umarov
Unlike in Russia and Kazakhstan, an effort in Kyrgyzstan to carefully orchestrate the transition of power backfired.

Aksana Ismailbekova on Patronage Politics in Kyrgyzstan
August 20, 2019

Aksana Ismailbekova on Patronage Politics in Kyrgyzstan

By Catherine Putz
What lays beneath the surface of Kyrgyzstan’s dramatic political scene?

Two Rivals Clash: Understanding Kyrgyzstan’s Political Crisis
August 14, 2019

Two Rivals Clash: Understanding Kyrgyzstan’s Political Crisis

By Ankit Panda
What led to Kyrgyz special forces storming the compound of the country’s former president?
In a Country With Big Personalities, the Kyrgyz State Remains the Center of Power
August 14, 2019

In a Country With Big Personalities, the Kyrgyz State Remains the Center of Power

By Ian J. Lynch
Power and wealth are generated by and flow through the state.

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