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· August, 2006

Stories about Kyrgyzstan from August, 2006

Kyrgyzstan: Handling Terrorism

Yulia translates a Russian post on how Kyrgyzstan is dealing with terror threats.

Kyrgyzstan: Chess

Go Kyrgyz! writes about how chess came to Kyrgyzstan and the enthusiasm for the game today.

Kyrgyzstan: Fear of the Police

Tolkun Umaraliev writes about the low reputation and public fear of the police in Kyrgyzstan, and he solicits comments from readers about their opinions on the police.

Kyrgyzstan: Bishkek's Beauty

JJ discovers the beauties of Bishkek, “a beautiful, safe, comfortable, green, modern and very pleasant place to live.” For the employed, anyway…

Kyrgyzstan: Afterthoughts on US Relations

Yulia has thoughts on Kyrgyzstan's relations with the United States and President Kurmanbek Bakiev's foreign policy tendencies after an eventful summer in the bilateral relations between the US and Kyrgyzstan.

Central Asia: Borders 3

Ben Paarmann posts the third part of his series on the determination of borders in Central Asia.

Central Asia: Chinese Motives

Sean Roberts discusses Chinese goals in Central Asia.

Central Asia: Borders 2

Ben Paarmann has posted part two of his series of posts on the determination of Central Asia's national borders during the Soviet period.

Kyrgyzstan: Shadow Economy

Yulia translates a Russian language post on Kyrgyzstan's shadow economy.

Kyrgyzstan: A Trip to Sheker

JJ recently took a short trip to the village of Sheker in Kyrgyzstan and writes about both the trip and the town's famous son, famed Kyrgyz author Chingiz Aitmatov.

Central Asia & Caucasus: Press Freedom

Neil of neweurasia reports on press freedom in Central Asia and the Caucasus.

Kyrgyzstan: Russian Roundup

Yulia of neweurasia rounds up the last week's Russian-language content.

Central Asia & Caucasus: 15 Years of Independence

neweurasia's team of bloggers have lengthy posts looking back at 15 years of independence in Central Asia and the Caucasus.

Former Soviet Union: 15 Years Since the August Coup

Today is 15 years since the beginning of the events that some people consider (RUS) Russia's Orange Revolution – but which are better known as the August Putsch. This year,...

Kyrgyzstan: Dining on the Silk Road

Aigul of Go Kyrgyz! writes about Kyrgyz cuisine.

Kyrgyzstan: US Relations examines rhetoric as an indicator of the state of US-Kyrgyzstan relations.

Central Asia: Borders

Ben Paarmann begins to examine the reasons for Central Asia's current borders, which are often incorrectly called “arbitrary.”

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Kyrgyzstan: Death Penalty

Yulia of neweurasia translates a Russian language post on the debate over the death penalty in Kyrgyzstan.

Kyrgyzstan: Ukrainian Debt

Yulia of neweurasia translates a Russian post about Ukraine's declaration that it has no debt to Kyrgyzstan, a claim that a Kyrgyz official actually backed up. The author of the...

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