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"It remains an unanswered question how Kyrgyzstan can maintain its democratic trajectory while pursuing this partnership" with Russia, Pamela Spratlen wrote.

U.S. Ambassador To Kyrgyzstan Warns Of Russian Influence

The U.S. ambassador to Kyrgyzstan says that the Central Asian state's "growing partnership with Russia" presents a challenge to U.S. efforts to support democracy in Kyrgyzstan More

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani speaks during the opening of the Fourth Istanbul Process conference on the reconstruction of Afghanistan in Beijing on October 31.

Ghani Urges Taliban To Join Peace Process

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has urged the Taliban to join in reconciliation talks, a call that was echoed by China's prime minister More

Kyrgyz To Need Passports To Enter Russia

Kyrgyzstan's State Registration Ministry says that as of January 1, 2015, Kyrgyz citizens will no longer be able to enter the Russian Federation using their national identification documents. More

Three Suspects Detained In Jailed Kazakh Tycoon's Father-In-Law Stabbing Case

Three women have been detained in Kyrgyzstan on suspected involvement in the stabbing of the father-in-law of the jailed former chief of Kazakhstan’s national nuclear company, KazAtomProm. More

Kyrgyzstan Toughens Punishment For Blocking Highways

Kyrgyzstan has stepped up punishment for blocking roads, a common form of protest in the Central Asian nation. More

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Central Asian Militants In Syria Pledge Allegiance To IS

A group of Central Asian militants from the predominantly Uzbek faction Katibat al-Imam Bukhari have pledged allegiance to the Islamic State (IS) group and its leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. More

Islamic State: 'Coming For Every Central Asian State'?

As if there were not enough militant problems for Central Asia already, some sources suggest the Islamic militant group currently dominating world headlines is also Central Asia’s greatest extremist challenge. More
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'-Stan' At Its End In Kyrgyzstan?

The -stan ending has been accused of tarnishing Kyrgyzstan's image, prompting a call for change.
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