Stories by the Author
Idea of union with Russia attacked by establishment and opposition alike.
18 Jun 07
Villagers protest against a gold mining development by throwing stones at the prime minister, but the real battle to control the industry is taking place elsewhere.
18 Jun 07
The president offers his opponents more and more concessions, but all they want is his resignation.
22 Apr 07
Failure of government and opposition to hold crisis talks may lead to civil unrest.
1 Nov 06
Attack on the major independent TV station creates a sense of unease about the government’s view of media rights.
16 Oct 06
A new round of protests is promised at the end of October, but some doubt the opposition has the willpower needed to take on the president.
29 Sep 06
The president sacks his brother after allegations he was involved in planting heroin to compromise a prominent politician.
21 Sep 06
The Kyrgyz government stands accused of trading refugee rights for a better political relationship with Tashkent.
1 Sep 06
South seethes with anger after popular religious leader gunned down by security services.
21 Aug 06
Dissenting voices stifled at meeting of Kyrgyz minority groups.
12 Aug 06