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· October, 2006

Stories about Kyrgyzstan from October, 2006

Kyrgyzstan: Akaev & US Politics

Sean Roberts explains how Kyrgyzstan's former president could become a political issue in the United States.

Kyrgyzstan: Corruption in Education

Tolkun Umaraliev reports on corruption in Kyrgyzstan's education system.

Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan: A Big Week

Sean Roberts notes that next is a big week for three Central Asian countries. Three very different events will take place that show how different their politics have become since...

Kyrgyzstan: Lack of Competence

Mirsulzhan Namazaliev writes that both the government and the opposition in Kyrgyzstan are destabilizing the country by failing to engage in dialogue. He says that only well-known and respectable centrist...

Central Asia: Music & Film in Prague

Leila Tanayeva reports on the screening of three documentaries on Central Asian music that recently took place in Prague.

Voices from Central Asia and the Caucasus

Alpine Pastures – Jailoo (c) Christopher Herwig, www.herwigphotos.com It's time to strike our tents (or Kyrgyz yurts in the Jailoo in this case), the summer is over (although in Kazakhstan's...

Kyrgyzstan: Joining the Russian Federation

Yulia of neweurasia notes that a Kyrgyz politician recently said that Kyrgyzstan should become part of the Russian Federation and she explains why this might make sense.

Kyrgyzstan: Demand for Reform

Yulia looks at the Civil Society Forum's demands to the Kyrgyz government for reforms and finds some commendable points. Ultimately though, she says, the fact that the group put their...

Kyrgyzstan: Blog Roundup

Yulia of neweurasia sums up the week in Kyrgyz blogs.

Kyrgyzstan & Azerbaijan: Pollution

Ben Paarman notes that Kyrgyzstan's Mailuu Suu has been listed as one of the ten most polluted sites on earth by a US environmental group. Elsewhere in Central Asia and...

Kyrgyzstan: Kochkor Rodeo Journal

Peace Corps Volunteer Trent Milan posts a journal detailing the planning for the upcoming rodeo in Kochkor, Kyrgyzstan.

Central Asia: History of Japanese Relations

Leila writes about the long and accidential history of ties between Japan and Central Asia.

Central Asia: IMT Phony?

A Tajik official has claimed that the Islamic Movement of Turkestan is merely a fabrication of the Uzbekistani government. Sean Roberts analyzes the news and whether or not the IMT...

Kyrgyzstan: Monuments for Mobsters

Yulia discusses the criteria for having a monument built of someone in Kyrgyzstan in light of the news that authorities in Balykchy plan to build a monument to a slain...

Voices from Central Asia and the Caucasus

Meat vendor in Osh market, Kyrgyzstan Just returning from a shopping tour on Osh Market, we welcome you to the latest roundup of notable online conversations that took place during...

Kyrgyzstan: Roundup

Yulia of neweurasia rounds up the week in the Kyrgyz blogosphere.

Kyrgyzstan: Thoughts on the President's Strategy

Mirsulzhan Namazaliev gives his thoughts on the Kyrgyz president's strategies for the country's development over the next decade.

Kyrgyzstan: Split over PM

Sean Roberts analyzes whether or not a split in Kyrgyzstan's opposition over the Prime Minister is exactly what it seems to be.

Caucasus & Central Asia: Press Freedom

At neweurasia, Neil rounds up news on press freedom from all over the Caucasus and Central Asia.

Kyrgyzstan: Capital Osh?

Yulia reports that a Kyrgyz politician has proposed moving the country's capital to the southern city of Osh, and she pronounces the idea utterly foolish.

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