Kyrgyzstan

9 August 2018
Kyrgyzstan’s North-South Road to Corruption

A new investigation reveals another side of Chinese infrastructure projects in Central Asia: elite corruption. From openDemocracy.

By Satina Aidar
 
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2 August 2018
Kyrgyzstan’s Most Wanted Ex-Premier Pops Up in Belarus Premium

Daniyar Usenov was convicted of brutal crackdown on demonstrators in 2010  “color revolution.”

 
5 June 2018
Killing Exposes Persistence of Bride Kidnapping in Kyrgyzstan Premium

Although the custom can lead to years in prison, women are still regularly forced into marriage.

 
12 April 2018
Feared Kyrgyz Prosecutor on Chopping Block Premium

Six months into his term, President Jeenbekov is putting his own stamp on the country, dismaying his predecessor.

 
22 March 2018
Superpower Chess Games in Central Asia Premium

Washington may be giving up on Kyrgyzstan, China ups its game in Tajikistan, and both keep a watchful eye on Moscow.

 
6 March 2018
Kyrgyzstan Celebrates National Hat Day Premium

The new holiday reveals patriotic sentiments in a country where national traditions are on the upswing.

 
4 January 2018
Kazakhstan Tightens Squeeze on Media Premium

Astana reinforces its status as a no-go area for independent media, while ostensibly more open Kyrgyzstan cracks down on opposition TV station.

 
18 December 2017
Warming Spell Forecast on Uzbek-Kyrgyz Border Premium

Troubled region welcomes readiness to address longstanding grievances on both sides.

 
30 November 2017
Bigamous Kyrgyz Cleric Is Unrepentant Premium

The popular ex-mufti insists that polygamy is tradition, sparking a debate on the role of Islam in the officially secular state.

 
20 November 2017
Changed Status of Central Asian Big Cat Might Have Been Premature Premium

Although no longer endangered, snow leopards remain on the list of threatened species.

 

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