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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?

Former Kyrgyz President Facing Charges of Murder and Orchestrating Mass Unrest
August 14, 2019

Former Kyrgyz President Facing Charges of Murder and Orchestrating Mass Unrest

By Catherine Putz
There's always room for surprises, but Atambayev and his closest allies seem to be on the road to serious prison terms.
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.

Babanov’s Back: Kyrgyz Presidential Runner-up Returns
August 13, 2019

Babanov’s Back: Kyrgyz Presidential Runner-up Returns

By Catherine Putz
Perhaps Babanov thinks the Kyrgyz authorities have their hands full?

Kyrgyzstan: Sorting Through the Media Buzz Amid a Crisis
August 10, 2019

Kyrgyzstan: Sorting Through the Media Buzz Amid a Crisis

By Colleen Wood
Efforts to cover an unfolding political crisis in Kyrgyzstan struggle to balance accuracy with the need for up-to-date information.

Former Kyrgyz President Detained After Second Raid
August 08, 2019

Former Kyrgyz President Detained After Second Raid

By Catherine Putz
After a botched raid on Wednesday, Kyrgyz security forces return to detain former President Almazbek Atambayev
Kyrgyz Authorities Move to Detain Former President, Supporters Resist
August 08, 2019

Kyrgyz Authorities Move to Detain Former President, Supporters Resist

By Catherine Putz
Shots were fired and there are reports of injuries, including of journalists.

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