Kyrgyzstan

26 August 2014
Minsk Summit Opens as Ukraine Fighting Escalates, More Ferghana Valley Border Clashes

Plus, Albanian police launch another weed-killing campaign, and divers seek buried treasure under Kyrgyzstan’s Lake Issyk Kul.

By Ky Krauthamer, Ioana Caloianu and Anders Ryehauge
 
21 August 2014
We Need a Hero Premium

Kyrgyzstan’s government bankrolls a historical epic meant to instill patriotism in a jaded and skeptical country.

By Bakyt Ibraimov
 
15 August 2014
Generation Gone

A Kyrgyzstani photographer dramatizes the family gaps caused by labor migration. Third in a series.

By Hamid Toursunov
 
13 August 2014
Ukraine Considers Restrictive Media Law, Moscow Reveals Belarus Airbase Site

Plus, Kazakhstan trims ministries as economy shows signs of slowdown and Kyrgyzstan’s neighbors withhold vital energy supplies.

By Ky Krauthamer, Barbara Frye, Ioana Caloianu, and Anders Ryehauge
 
12 August 2014
Kosovo Crackdown on Islamist Cells, Russian Neighbors Brace for Sanctions Blowback

Plus, more reports emerge of Serbian ‘chetnik’ fighters in Ukraine, and Poland mulls a new Russia-free Baltic shipping route.

By Ky Krauthamer, Ioana Caloianu, and Anders Ryehauge
 
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29 July 2014
Yatsenyuk Calls for ‘War Tax,’ Russia Puts Bite on McDonald’s

Plus, Central Asian neighbors seek to cool Ferghana Valley dispute and an Armenia court delivers a potentially devastating press freedom ruling.

By Ky Krauthamer, Ioana Caloianu, and Mane Grigoryan
 
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25 July 2014
Ukrainian, Bulgarian Governments Fall

Plus, Europe’s top rights court slams Poland over CIA renditions and two more anti-Putin protesters receive long prison sentences.

By S. Adam Cardais, Mane Grigoryan, and Madeleine Stern
 
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24 July 2014
Russia Shrugs off Sanctions, Czech Government Falters Over Gas Tax

Plus, tensions rise still further in Nagorno-Karabakh and bad weather traps hundreds of climbers in Kyrgyzstan.

By Piers Lawson, Ioana Caloianu, Mane Grigoryan and Madeleine Stern
 
4 July 2014
Southern Kyrgyzstan's Dark Ages Premium

Tens of thousands of households in southern Kyrgyzstan have been making do without natural gas for cooking, and worries have begun about heating homes when the summer sun has gone.

By Bakyt Ibraimov
 
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25 June 2014
Children Hiding from the Law in Kyrgyzstan Premium

Child workers and activists contend that the police harass, not help, youngsters working in the country’s bazaars. From IWPR.

By Timur Toktonaliev
 

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