Internal Affairs

Why Atambayev wants to return to big politics
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Why Atambayev wants to return to big politics

On March 31, the anticipated congress of the ruling party SDPK (Social Democratic Party of Kyrgyzstan) will be held in Bishkek. The date has been postponed three times -- and each time was followed by a scandal. This time, according to the sources, the date is final, the Social Democrats will gather to determine the future political role of former President of Kyrgyzstan Almazbek Atambayev.

30-03-2018, 10:31
A New Dawn in Uzbekistan?
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A New Dawn in Uzbekistan?

After spending decades as a pariah state, feared or at best ignored by even its near neighbors because of its reputation as one of the most repressive and closed nations in the world, Uzbekistan is slowly emerging from the shadows. Along with other Central Asian countries, Uzbekistan is worried about the expansion of the Taliban and ISIS into Afghanistan—and, under a new president, is for the first time taking the lead on making peace in the region.

28-03-2018, 13:31
Jeenbekov -- first 100 days in power
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Jeenbekov -- first 100 days in power

Kyrgyz head of state Sooronbai Jeenbekov, elected late last year, used his first 100 days in the most efficient way, political experts agree. In particular, he managed to improve country’s foreign policy and initiated strategically important reforms.

17-03-2018, 15:00
Op-Ed: Wife of former Kyrgyz president Raisa Atambayeva -- mafia’s “Godmother”
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Op-Ed: Wife of former Kyrgyz president Raisa Atambayeva -- mafia’s “Godmother”

President of Kyrgyzstan Sooronbai Jeenbekov set the country's course against corruption. It seems that the new head of state intends to rid his country of the status of "the most venal country" in the region. However, he will face many hurdles, including sorting out his predecessor Almazbek Atambayev’s and his wife Raisa’s corruption schemes. Raisa Atambayeva’s reputation, also known as “Khansha Raya" (Khansha as in the wife of a khan), they say almost supersedes her husband’s. Only, she is more famous for her criminal activities.