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President Japarov appears most nervous of alleged plots that mirror how he himself came to power.
President of the European Council Charles Michel on June 2 met with four of the five presidents of Central Asia as well as with Turkmenistan’s deputy chair of the cabinet in Cholpon-Ata, ...
The bureaucratic hassle caused by the changes to the law will force many NGOs to shut their doors.
Leaders of the Eurasian Economic Union gathered in the Kremlin for a summit on May 25, as Russia takes over the chairmanship pursues a strategic break with Europe.
Beijing woos region at a time when Russia is too distracted by the Ukraine war to focus effectively on its backyard.
Stans were eager for red carpet treatment. Notably, Russia was not invited.
Minister seeks to reassure investors after third revolution and nationalisation of gold mine Kumtor.
The leaders of Central Asia's five republics plus Armenia's PM arrived in Moscow to stand by Putin for the annual May 9 Victory Day parade, despite strong US pressure to downgrade and even break ties with Russia where possible.
Has the US just made a strategic blunder? In leading the military support of Ukraine’s fight against Russia, introducing a massive package of sanctions and weaponising the dollar, the West is driving the leading EMs into a BRICS bloc.
Russia is hurting close allies, fuelling frustration with the Eurasian Economic Union, or EEU trade bloc.
Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has weakened its influence in Central Asia, especially in Kazakhstan. Russia is no longer a regional hegemon, which may increase regional instability. Tensions between Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan are especially dangerous.
Gone is the era when Uzbekistan’s late president Islam Karimov was walling off his country from its immediate neighbours.
The ‘small stans’ will spend another year striving to recalibrate political and economic relations with Russia and China – and other players Turkey, Iran and the West – amid the geopolitical maelstrom triggered by Moscow’s war in Ukraine.
President says countries and financial institutions from which Bishkek borrowed could participate in construction of hydropower plants in his country.
Can safety protocols be maintained in a poor country like Kyrgyzstan, where corruption is rampant?
Making an example of group looks like attempt to put indefinite end to Kyrgyzstan’s periodic cycle of extra-parliamentary regime changes.
The pains of the education system are a vivid testament to the challenges ahead.
But a contentious procurement law in the works has fuelled scepticism about government claims to be fighting corruption.
As mutual recriminations fly over September’s short war, both Bishkek and Dushanbe are busy equipping their militaries with more arms.