Kyrgyz Republic

 
  • Article
    China’s Unmatched Influence in Central Asia

    Beijing is emerging as the big winner in Central Asia, displacing Washington and Moscow while ensuring that engagement with countries in the region takes place on its terms.

     
  • Op-Ed
    Central Asia Today: An Afterthought
    Martha Brill Olcott June 4, 2013 Pro et Contra Русский

    Central Asia is in a period of transition. Many tenets of Soviet infrastructure and culture have expired and rather than renew these precedents, the countries are emphasizing individual development.

     
  • Op-Ed
    Growing the Eurasian Customs Union Within the WTO
    Eli Keene May 30, 2013 World Monitor

    The Eurasian Customs Union should give careful consideration to current and future WTO obligations when pursuing expansion.

     
  • Article
    Central Asia's Migrant Headache
    June 21, 2012

    Remittances from Russia form a lifeline for Central Asian economies. But with Moscow tightening migration controls, dependence on money transfers risks exacerbating, rather than alleviating, economic and political instability at home.

     
  • Op-Ed
    The "Stans" at 20
    Martha Brill Olcott December 28, 2011 Real Instituto Elcano

    Twenty years after the Soviet collapse, leaders of the five Central Asian republics have built functioning states but they have yet to fully implement democratic reforms, decentralize and share power, and develop strong intraregional relations.

     
  • Testimony
    Addressing Ethnic Tension in Kyrgyzstan
    Martha Brill Olcott June 22, 2011 June 22

    The international community should focus on pressing the Kyrgyz government to respect the basic human rights of all their citizens and emphasize the importance of equality and accountability before the law.

     
  • Testimony
    Kyrgyzstan: Perspectives and Implications For the Region
    Martha Brill Olcott October 12, 2010 OSCE Seminar

    Last June's ethnic violence in Kyrgyzstan, along with the performance of the country's new parliamentary system of government, will have wide-ranging implications for Central Asia and for regional security.

     
  • Testimony
    Instability in Kyrgyzstan: The International Response
    Martha Brill Olcott July 27, 2010 U.S. Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe

    The international community can help bring much-needed stability to Kyrgyzstan, which has experienced violent ethnic clashes as its leaders lay the groundwork for Central Asia’s first genuine parliamentary democracy.

     
  • Op-Ed
    Kyrgyzstan: A Test for Mutual Security
    James Collins, Matthew Rojansky June 15, 2010 The International Herald Tribune 中文 Русский

    The crisis in Kyrgyzstan presents an opportunity for the three multilateral groups working in the area to do real, immediate good while building trust and demonstrating that cooperation is possible in the increasingly interconnected and fragile Eurasian security space.

     
  • Article
    Russia and the Crisis in Osh

    As Moscow grapples with the question of whether to intervene to stop the violence in southern Kyrgyzstan, it is forced to confront a vexing issue: can Russia utilize its political and military potential to help resolve local and regional conflicts in Central Asia?

     
  • Book
    The Fight for Influence: Russia in Central Asia
    Alexey Malashenko December 10, 2013

    It is time for Moscow to rethink its approach to Central Asia.

     
  • Policy Outlook
    A New Direction for U.S. Policy in the Caspian Region
    Martha Brill Olcott February 10, 2009

    The Obama administration needs a new approach to the Caspian region that provides opportunities for local leaders to engage with the United States in economic and political development.

     
  • Book
    Strategic Asia 2005-06: Military Modernization in an Era of Uncertainty
    Ashley J. Tellis, Michael Wills September 30, 2005 The National Bureau of Asian Research

    Through a combination of country, regional, and topical studies, Strategic Asia 2005–06: Military Modernization in an Era of Uncertainty assesses how Asian states are modernizing their military programs in response to China's rise as a regional power, the war on terrorism, changes in U.S. force posture, the revolution in military affairs, and local security dilemmas.

     
  • Book
    Central Asia’s Second Chance
    Martha Brill Olcott August 10, 2005 Washington

    Early hopes for a democratic transition in Central Asia after the fall of the Soviet Union were dashed, but new hope was raised as the global community re-engaged with Central Asia in the wake of 9/11. Martha Brill Olcott explains how the region squandered its "second chance," and what might happen next.

     
  • Report
    The Kyrgyz Republic: Reinforce Economic Growth through Lower Taxes and Better Governance
    Anders Aslund June 17, 2004 Carnegie

    This report focuses on three areas, economic development strategy, the elaboration of a new tax code and further improvement in governance. The single most important issue for the next year is that Kyrgyzstan achieves a large reduction of its public foreign debt in the Paris Club in the spring of 2005.

     
  • Report
    Post-Soviet Free Trade
    Anders Aslund June 28, 2003

    Ever since the Soviet Union collapsed, the independent states that emerged from the wreckage have tried to sort out their trade relations. But the flow of goods between countries continues to contract even more than it should. What is needed is free trade.

     
  • Report
    The Kyrgyz Republic: Improve Governance and Expand Exports
    Anders Aslund May 28, 2003

    The foucs of economic policy in the Kyrgyz Republic should be economic growth. The main tasks should be to expand exports, primarily by opening up the Kazakh market, and stimulating supply through further reforms in governance and taxation.

     
  • Eurasia Outlook
    The World Grew Tired of Afghanistan But Wishes It Well
    Arkady Dubnov June 24, 2014

    The world treats Afghanistan as a doctor would treat a seriously ill child that nevertheless shows some signs of improvement. If Moscow sincerely wants Afghanistan to return to peace and stability, then it should stop looking at this country through the prism of its present relations with Washington.

     
  • Eurasia Outlook
    Kyrgyzstan: When Change Confirms Continuity
    Alexey Malashenko April 10, 2014

    It is likely that Kyrgyzstan will become a member of the Customs Union. Moreover, Kyrgyzstan’s integration process with Russia was not substantially affected by the developments in Ukraine.

     
  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    Kyrgyzstan: A Primer
    Martha Brill Olcott April 9, 2010 NPR

    Public hostility toward the Kyrgyz government escalated over the past weeks, leading to the recent street protests and demonstrations that seem to have topped the government of President Bakiyev.

     
  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    'The Stans' in Transition
    Nikolay Petrov December 17, 2009 Worldfocus Radio

    The five post-Soviet Central Asian republics—Kazakhstan, Krygyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan—share common political, cultural, and historical roots, but they are far from homogeneous, and continuing domestic and regional tensions could lead to violent conflict.

     
  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    U.S. Examining Options to Central Asian Air Bases
    Martha Brill Olcott February 9, 2009 NPR's Morning Edition

    In the wake of Kyrgyzstan’s decision to close its American airbase the U.S. must find a Central Asian location for its logistical operations outside of Afghanistan to ensure they remain uninterrupted in case the war deteriorates further.

     

Eurasia Outlook

Al-Farabi Carnegie Program on Central Asia

Carnegie Experts on Kyrgyz Republic

  • Evan A. Feigenbaum
    Nonresident Senior Associate
    Asia Program

    Feigenbaum’s work focuses principally on China and India, geopolitics in Asia, and the role of the United States in East, Central, and South Asia. His previous positions include deputy assistant secretary of state for South Asia, deputy assistant secretary of state for Central Asia, and member of the secretary of state’s policy planning staff with principal responsibility for East Asia and the Pacific.

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  • Alexey Malashenko
    Scholar in Residence
    Religion, Society, and Security Program
    Moscow Center

    Malashenko is the chair of the Carnegie Moscow Center’s Religion, Society, and Security Program. He also taught at the Higher School of Economics from 2007 to 2008 and was a professor at the Moscow State Institute of International Relations from 2000 to 2006.

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