Kyrgyzstan

Op-ed: Who is backing the idea of instability in Central Asia
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Op-ed: Who is backing the idea of instability in Central Asia

With Edwards relocating to Central Asia experts warn of inevitable instability in Kyrgyzstan. This would benefit the US and hinder China's economic expansion to the east. What’s more, this move infuriates Russia, which does not need a hotbed of instability at its southern borders. After all, there is no guarantee that the flames of unrest would not spread from Kyrgyzstan to the neighboring countries.

Thawing relations: Kazakhstani, Kyrgyz presidents agree to establish joint border control
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Thawing relations: Kazakhstani, Kyrgyz presidents agree to establish joint border control

For the past almost month and a half the Kazakhstani-Kyrgyz border has been under stiffened control by the Kazakhstani officials. Thousands and thousands of businesses have suffered financial losses due to the measures undertaken by Kazakhstan in response to the uncontrolled stream of contraband products from the neighbor. The polemic has been heightening between the, now former President of Kyrgyzstan, Almazbek Atambayev and Kazakhstani President Nursultan Nazarbayev. However, with the new Kyrgyz resident elected, the two brotherly nations could finally see the situation at the border ease as both presidents agreed to work on the issue in Minsk at the CSTO (Collective Security Treaty Organization) meeting on 30 November.