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Analyses | | Józef Lang
The elections end the phase of provisional government, which began after the overthrow of President Kurmanbek Bakiyev in April last year. Given the scale of the social, economic and political challenges facing Kyrgyzstan, this…
Analyses | | Iwona Wiśniewska
This document is intended to replace more than 100 bilateral agreements which currently govern free trade between these countries. The free trade area can only come into force when all the signatory states ratify it.
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In Kyrgyzstan on 16 August, the first stage of registering candidates before the presidential elections scheduled for October 30 was concluded. The very large number of candidates reflects the weakness and fragmentation of the…
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During a visit to Washington on 6–10 March, the President of Kyrgyzstan Roza Otunbayeva requested US assistance in the spheres of border protection and the fight against terrorism (in the form of an American anti-terrorist training…
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In his annual address to the Senate Commission on 16 February, the Director of National Intelligence James R. Clapper (coordinator of special services to the US president) summarised the current and potential threats to global…
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On 1–2 February the Prime Minister of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, paid an official visit to Bishkek. This was the first visit by a foreign head of government to Kyrgyzstan since the overthrow of President Kurmanbek Bakiyev last…
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On 11 January in Bishkek, the national commission examining the causes of the events in the country’s south in June 2010, when as a result of clashes between local Kyrgyz and Uzbeks over 400 people were killed, presented the results…