The detention of key Putin associate may expedite a wider ban on blocs close to the Kremlin.
With the United National Movement at the helm, the region is now a test for local governance.
Since 1991, the ex-leader has become identified with the state itself, but his status is now crumbling.
Calls for reinstatement of “Astana” as ex-leader continues to be blamed for legacy of corruption and inequality.
Leadership promises economic reforms – but does not stint on criticism of elite.
New bill aims to rein in ultra-rich, but some think it does not address the system empowering them.
Political forces regroup after suffering punishing defeat in snap parliamentary elections.
Activists decry blanket pardon for all those involved in June 2019 protests.
Critics fear this may cost Kyrgyzstan and its people dearly.
But without snap elections, majority coalition likely to block reforms.