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Kyrgyzstan

Majlis Podcast: Kyrgyzstan In The Year Since The October Revolution (Bruce Pannier, Muhammad Tahir, RFE RL)

On October 4, 2020, Kyrgyzstan held parliamentary elections.

The campaign had been overshadowed by accusations of vote-buying and manipulation that favored certain political parties, and not long after the results of the elections were released, outbreaks of public discontent started in the capital, Bishkek.

Majlis Podcast: Kyrgyzstan In The Year Since The October Revolution (rferl.org)

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Afghanistan Kazakhstan Kyrgyzstan

Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan Open Channels With The Taliban (Bruce Pannier, RFE RL)

A Kyrgyz delegation met with the Taliban's acting Deputy Prime Minister Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar on September 23.

A Kyrgyz delegation met with the Taliban’s acting Deputy Prime Minister Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar on September 23.

It took Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan a little longer than their neighbors to articulate their stances on a Taliban-led government in Afghanistan.

Distance has its benefits, and since neither Kazakhstan nor Kyrgyzstan directly borders Afghanistan, the governments in Nur-Sultan and Bishkek could react more slowly to events than Afghanistan’s immediate neighbors to the north: Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan.

Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan Open Channels With The Taliban (rferl.org)