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Kyrgyzstan: Government Struggles to Reduce Landslide Threats Click Here to Open in a New Window

On the night of March 26 in the village of Nichke-Say in Kyrgyzstan, a fast-moving wall of rubble and ice swooshed down into a cluster of homes, crushing everything in its path.
 

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U.S. Boosts Special Forces Training in Central Asia Click Here to Open in a New Window

The United States has stepped up its trainings of elite military units in Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, and Azerbaijan over the last two years, U.S. government records show. At the same time, the U.S. has suspended training of units from Kyrgyzstan, previously one of the biggest recipients of such aid.
 

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Kyrgyzstan: The Low-Key Prelude of an Opposition Crackdown Click Here to Open in a New Window

Before the security services in Kyrgyzstan came for Omurbek Tekebayev, there were many other opposition politicians being thrown in jail.
 
Last month’s arrest of the Ata-Meken party leader sent shockwaves through the country as an escalating confrontation between short-tempered President Almazbek Atambayev and his critics began assuming a more sinister tone.
 

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Central Asia: What Will US Foreign Policy Toward the Region Look Like? Click Here to Open in a New Window

A few days after the arrest of a leading opposition politician in Kyrgyzstan, the US State Department replied to a reporter’s query about the incident with a circumspect statement.
 

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Kazakhstan: Pre-Soviet History Packed with Political Mines Click Here to Open in a New Window

Sitting in a modest, domed brick mausoleum, a bust of the partisan Nurmagambet Kokembayev smiles Buddah-like as he gazes out upon the snow-laden steppe of central Kazakhstan. It betrays nothing of the turbulent historical period he lived in, an epoch that is still a sensitive spot for the Central Asian nation’s leaders.
 

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The Central Asianist Podcast with Nate Schenkkan: Kyrgyzstan’s “War on Terror” Click Here to Open in a New Window
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Nate Schenkkan is the Project Director for Nations in Transit at Freedom House and a veteran host of The Central Asianist Podcast. EurasiaNet is excited to support The Central Asianst, which offers a unique take on developments in Central Asia, featuring top experts and journalists from around the world.
 

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Kyrgyzstan: Showdown Deepens Between Government and Opposition Click Here to Open in a New Window

The crowd that gathered on Bishkek’s Ala-Too Square on February 27 was modest, belying the gravity of the latest political crisis gripping Kyrgyzstan.
 

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Kyrgyzstan: A Haven for Reporters amid Love and Strife Click Here to Open in a New Window

In a rough neighborhood for journalists, Kyrgyzstan is a relative safe haven. Over the years, reporters from various parts of Central Asia have made their homes there — often for safety and professional growth, other times for more personal reasons.
 

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Kyrgyzstan: Bride-Training TV Show Divides Audiences Click Here to Open in a New Window

A reality TV show on a state broadcaster in Kyrgyzstan is raising hackles for what detractors assert is its demeaning depiction of women and their role in society.
 

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Bomb Defused in St. Petersburg as 8 Held in Connection With Metro Attack Click Here to Open in a New Window
The news added to an already tense atmosphere the second-biggest city in Russia, which until Monday had been spared from any major terrorist attacks.
St. Petersburg Bomber Said to Be Man From Kyrgyzstan; Death Toll Rises Click Here to Open in a New Window
Kyrgyz officials said Akbarzhon Dzhalilov, 22, was a member of the Uzbek minority in the southern city of Osh who had received Russian citizenship in 2011 through his father.
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.





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