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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.
Atambayev Returning to Kyrgyzstan After Pulling Russia Into Feud With Jeenbekov
July 26, 2019

Atambayev Returning to Kyrgyzstan After Pulling Russia Into Feud With Jeenbekov

By Catherine Putz
The former president returns confident his palling around with Putin will save him. But will it?

Under Pressure in Kyrgzystan, Atambayev Flies to Russia
July 24, 2019

Under Pressure in Kyrgzystan, Atambayev Flies to Russia

By Catherine Putz
The former president says he'll be back soon after high level meetings in Moscow.

Azimjan Askarov Headed for a Second Retrial in Kyrgyzstan
July 19, 2019

Azimjan Askarov Headed for a Second Retrial in Kyrgyzstan

By Catherine Putz
Askarov's last retrial, in 2017, ended with his return to jail on a life sentence. Will things be different this time around?

Atambayev Loses Immunity, Supporters Gather to Resist
June 27, 2019

Atambayev Loses Immunity, Supporters Gather to Resist

By Catherine Putz
The former president maintains that charges of corruption against him are political.
Atambayev's Days of Immunity Look Numbered
June 25, 2019

Atambayev's Days of Immunity Look Numbered

By Catherine Putz
Former President Almazbek Atambayev is likely to soon face charges of misconduct and abuse of power in earnest.

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