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2 April 2010
The High Cost of Kyrgyz Authenticity Premium

Expensive customs are coming under attack by Kyrgyz politicians and religious leaders.

By Hamid Toursunov and Bakyt Ibraimov
 
26 March 2010
Giving a Dam Premium
Most Tajiks welcome the construction of a massive new dam, but some say they are being strong-armed into paying for it.
By Botur Kosimi and Faromarz Olamafruz
 
26 March 2010
Changing the Leopard’s Colors Premium

Five years on many in Kyrgyzstan are asking what really changed as a result of the “Tulip Revolution.”

By TOL
 
25 March 2010
Leaving Home to Go Home

Kyrgyzstan’s ethnic Russians, isolated and increasingly powerless, are heading to the Motherland in droves.

By Hamid Toursunov
 
23 March 2010
Lost in Transition Premium
As Europe’s development bank goes looking for more capital, its funders should push it toward a greener outlook.
By Pippa Gallop
 
Kazatomprom uranium facility
23 March 2010
Kazakhstan’s Ex-Nuclear Boss Sentenced in Case With Political Overtones

Former Kazatomprom head Mukhtar Dzhakishev is being punished for his links to a Nazarbaev foe, his supporters claim. From EurasiaNet.

By Joanna Lillis
 

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