The Eurasian Union meets Velvet Revolution in Armenia

Eurasianet October 4, 2019

Prime Minister Nikol Pashinian managed a delicate balancing act while hosting his authoritarian allies in Yerevan.

Uzbekistan has decided to join EEU says Russian official

Kanat Shaku in Almaty October 3, 2019

Senate speaker states “Uzbek president has made a decision” to apply for membership of the Moscow-led trade bloc.

INVESTOR WARNING: Kyrgyzstan contains frequent scenes of unsettling violence

bne IntelliNews August 14, 2019

Central Asia’s great democratic hope remains a land of uncertainty for foreign businesses thinking of setting up there.

ATAMBAYEV SURRENDERS: Kyrgyz special forces follow up on botched first raid on ex-president’s compound

bne IntelliNews August 9, 2019

Charge over “illegal early release” of one of Kyrgyzstan’s most notorious crime bosses follows within hours. Rally of supporters broken up with tear gas and stun grenades.

Chinese gold miner suspends Kyrgyzstan operations after dozens injured in brawl with locals

bne IntelliNews August 8, 2019

Kyrgyz protesters seize Zhong Ji Mining’s trucks, accuse company of pollution that wiped out livestock. China demands punishment for assailants.