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· December, 2006

Stories about Kyrgyzstan from December, 2006

Kyrgyzstan: Ala Kachuu

Tolkun Umaraliev writes on the practice of bride kidnapping in Kyrgyzstan, noting that the practice is common despite it being illegal. He says that officials are reluctant to do anything...

Central Asia & Caucasus: 30 Years After Independence

neweurasia looks at Central Asia and the Caucasus 15 years from now in a series of posts addressing the fates of the various countries of the region.

Central Asia: Environment

KZBlog looks at several environmental issues in Central Asia, ranging from the decline of the Aral Sea to gas burning in the oil-rich Caspian region.

Central Asia: Clanism

Sean Roberts posts the transcript of his recent speech on clan politics in Central Asia, and James adds his two cents.

Voices from Central Asia

Anara – by teokaye Anara is one of the ‘youth at risk’ that took part in the weekend trip. Instead of going to school, she supports her family by collecting...

Kyrgyzstan: Status Revision

Kyrgyz Report says that the shooting of a citizen of Kyrgyzstan by a guard at the US airbase in the country has prompted the country's president to call for a...

Kyrgyzstan: Death at Ganci

Tolkun Umaraliev reports on the shooting of a fuel truck driver by a US Air Force guard at Manas Airport in Kyrgyzstan, which he says could spark anti-American sentiment.

Kyrgyzstan: Democracy's Failure

Registan.net says that criticizing the supposed adoption of “US-style democracy” for Kyrgyzstan's ills overlooks much more realistic sources of the country's problems.

Kyrgyzstan: Asian Games

Inga writes about watching the opening ceremonies of the Asian games on Kyrgyz television as well as about some of the athletes from Kyrgyzstan competing in the games.

Kyrgyzstan: Bazaar

Tolkun Umaraliev writes about the charms of Central Asian bazaars, saying that anyone visiting the region should make visiting a bazaar their first destination.

Kyrgyzstan: Renewing Attacks on Opposition

Sean Roberts looks at attacks on Kyrgyzstan's opposition since recent protests that ushered in a new constitution weakening the president's power and concludes that someone within the presidential administration and...

Kyrgyzstan: Clans and Democracy

Registan.net writes about the role of clans in last month's anti-government protests and the implications of clans for democratization in Central Asia.

Kyrgyzstan: Uzbek Gas

Yulia discusses Kyrgyzstan's options for responding to Uzbekistan raising prices for natural gas.

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