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Kyrgyzstan: Spooks Declare War on President’s Facebook Critics Click Here to Open in a New Window

Kyrgyzstan’s security services are dropping the gloves for a fight against Facebook-using keyboard warriors who are taking pops at apparently thin-skinned President Almazbek Atambayev. Social media users do not know whether to laugh or cry.
 

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Kyrgyzstan: Political Mystery Lingering Into Election Year Click Here to Open in a New Window

As Kyrgyzstan’s President Almazbek Atambayev enters his last year in office, mystery lingers over who will succeed him, and how much power that person will end up wielding.
 

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Kyrgyzstan: Referendum Sails Through with Push From Students Click Here to Open in a New Window

Voters in Kyrgyzstan backed amendments to the constitution that will see the prime minister given greater powers, and introduce language defining marriage as being specifically between a man and a woman.
 

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All-Woman Brewery Brings Craft Beer to Kyrgyzstan Click Here to Open in a New Window

Tucked away in an unlikely spot, wedged between a domino club popular with Turks and a Soviet-built apartment block, is a treat for beer-lovers in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan’s capital.
 

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Kyrgyzstan: Anatomy of an Unconvincing Scandal Click Here to Open in a New Window

A writer named Kate Cohen, posting on a little-known website, recently uncovered shady business practices that subsequently created a riptide of political scandal in Kyrgyzstan.
 

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Eurasia and the Appeal of Illiberalism Click Here to Open in a New Window

Brexit, a Trump presidency and populist and pro-Russian leaders coming to power in Europe—the world has taken an increasingly populist tilt and experts are struggling to make sense of the new political trends.
 

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Kyrgyzstan: Departing President Lays Ground for Transition Click Here to Open in a New Window

This time next year, Kyrgyzstan should have a new president-elect. The coming election is shaping up to be a unique event in Central Asia in that, unlike contests in neighboring nations, it is still difficult to call.
 
Early indications suggest outgoing President Almazbek Atambayev will do whatever possible to ensure the new leader does not come from rival stock.

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Edward Allworth: The Last of the Great Masters of Central Asian Studies Click Here to Open in a New Window

The field of Central Asian Studies lost perhaps the last of its great masters when Dr. Edward A. Allworth died on October 20 at the age of 95.
 
He was already a legend in the field when I first met him in 1986. I had read some of his books (I'm still not sure how many he wrote) but each of his books could only show one part of Professor Allworth.
 

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Central Asian Borderlands: The Pamirs Click Here to Open in a New Window

A EurasiaNet Photo Story

The Pamir Mountains served as a natural boundary between two old empires – Chinese and Russian. Stretching for hundreds of miles, and reaching an elevation of 7,500 meters (24,000 feet), the Pamirs are so remote that, even in this era of globalization, few travelers ever reach this corner of the world.
 

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Central Asia: Interpreting and Remembering the 1916 Revolt Click Here to Open in a New Window
EurasiaNet Commentary

“You must have some more of these potatoes,” the scholar next to me urged, ladling out beshbarmak, a tasty mixture of meat, flat noodles and broth that is widely considered Kazakhstan’s national dish. “They’re from Narynkol, one of the centers of the revolt.”
 

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Cargo Plane Crashes in Kyrgyzstan Click Here to Open in a New Window
A Boeing 747 cargo jet owned by a Turkish airline and en route to Istanbul from Hong Kong crashed into a village near the capital, Bishkek, killing at least 30.
Turkish Cargo Plane Crashes Into Village in Kyrgyzstan, Killing Dozens Click Here to Open in a New Window
The plane was approaching the airport in Bishkek, the capital, when it struck a cluster of houses.
London Rolls Out the Blood-Red Carpet for Kleptocrats Click Here to Open in a New Window
Britain has allowed its capital to become a playground for oligarchs and their ill-gotten gains. Only a Magnitsky law can quell the corruption.
Suicide Bomber Wounds 3 in Kyrgyzstan Click Here to Open in a New Window
The Foreign Ministry of China has condemned the bombing at the Chinese embassy in Bishkek, and has urged the Kyrgyzstan government to investigate thoroughly.
Suicide Bomber Attacks Chinese Embassy in Kyrgyzstan Click Here to Open in a New Window
Three people were wounded in the assault, which the Central Asian country’s government called “a terrorist act.”
Moscow Warehouse Fire Kills at Least 17 Migrant Workers Click Here to Open in a New Window
Most of the warehouse’s workers were from Kyrgyzstan, and a Kyrgyz representative in Moscow said all of the victims were young women.
Turkey Says Airport Bombers Were From Kyrgyzstan, Russia and Uzbekistan Click Here to Open in a New Window
Officials have blamed the Islamic State for the attack in which dozens were killed, and raids and arrests have been carried out across the country.
Addicts in Kyrgyzstan Fight to Break Heroin’s Grip, Armed With Stones Click Here to Open in a New Window
Rocks have helped men from a conservative culture talk about addiction, making them an integral element in one clinic’s treatment strategy.
Review: Seán Curran Company in a Cross-Cultural Exchange Click Here to Open in a New Window
Mr. Curran’s “Dream’d in a Dream” features music played by the Ustatshakirt Plus ensemble from Kyrgyzstan.
Kazakhstan’s Currency Plunges Click Here to Open in a New Window
Financial analysts say the currencies of Kazakhstan’s neighbors in Central Asia will likely fall, as well.





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