Disasters in the making

Will Conroy in Prague September 19, 2020

Iran, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan among countries ranked most vulnerable by inaugural edition of Ecological Threat Register.

COMMENT: Why Belarus is exceptional

James C Pearce in Moscow August 19, 2020

Developments in recent weeks suggest a reordering of European politics will occur. The truth, however, is that Belarus is unlike anything we have seen in Eastern Europe and the post-Soviet space before.

China pushes on with Central Asia trade ambitions despite missing Kyrgyz rail link

Emil Avdaliani in Tbilisi August 15, 2020

Moscow wary of growing Beijing-backed connectivity in region as routes through Russia stand to lose out.

Lukashenko appears alongside “dead” ex-Kyrgyz PM after protests

Peter Leonard for Eurasianet August 11, 2020

Usenov claims he died in 2013 and that he is really called Uritsky.

Kyrgyzstan: Will fury around Askarov death end up signifying nothing?

Eurasianet July 29, 2020

The activist’s death in prison reflects poorly on the substantial investments that the international community has made into overhauling Kyrgyzstan’s notoriously selective and corrupt justice system.