Kyrgyzstan

Jeenbekov
16 October 2017
Jeenbekov Scores Surprise First-Round Win in Kyrgyz Election

Observers note procedural problems, praise orderly transfer of power.

 
13 October 2017
Frustration on Kyrgyz Border as Election Draws Near

Some Kyrgyz claim Kazakhstan is hampering border traffic in retaliation for their president’s verbal assaults on the Kazakh leader.

 
2 October 2017
Kyrgyz Lawmaker Arrested for Planning a Coup

The arrest of Kanatbek Isayev might serve as a way to discredit one of the election frontrunners.

 
22 September 2017
Kyrgyzstan Accuses Kazakhstan of Election Meddling Premium

Nursultan Nazarbaev’s talk with a Kyrgyz opposition candidate sparks row between the Central Asian neighbors.

 
20 September 2017
Kyrgyzstan: Where Hydropower Dreams and Penny Stocks Meet

Controversial Czech firm pulls out of deal, raising questions about what comes next. From EurasiaNet.org.

By Nurjamal Djanibekova
 
20 September 2017
Old Dog, New Tricks
Steven Seagal rediscovers celebrity in Central Asia, and the implications are alarming. From Global Voices.
By Peter Paul Rankin
 
15 September 2017
Mirziyoyev Visit Opens Doors in Kyrgyzstan Premium

Central Asian neighbors take steps toward closer ties in a region crying out for cross-border ventures.

 
17 August 2017
Eight Years for Convicted Kyrgyz Opposition Leader Premium

Opponents of President Atambaev are given long prison terms, for the third time this month.

 
3 August 2017
Black Day for Kyrgyz Government Critics Premium

A handful of Kyrgyz opposition politicians received long prison sentences in two separate trials in Bishkek.

 
18 July 2017
Democracy, Kyrgyz Style Premium

Front runners in the crowded field of presidential hopefuls include the prime minister and a business magnate.

 

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