Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan warn citizens not to sign up to fight for Russia in Ukraine

bne IntelIiNews September 22, 2022

Warnings issued after opening of Moscow military recruitment centre for foreign citizens amid Putin’s announcement of partial mobilisation.

CENTRAL ASIA BLOG: Media risk underplaying significance of Tajikistan’s attack on Kyrgyzstan says academic

bne IntelIiNews September 20, 2022

Term “border clash” not sufficient for “some of the most violent and consequential” days in the independent history of Central Asia.

PANNIER: Putin arrived with little to offer an SCO summit that showed no real clout

Bruce Pannier in Prague September 18, 2022

Disparate interests of organisation’s member nations meant many major issues of the day could not even be discussed. But there was only one dominant member: China.

PANNIER: As Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan descend into another border war, there’s no-one to stop the fighting

Bruce Pannier in Prague September 17, 2022

Though Russia has offered to mediate, a feeling prevails among some parties that the Kremlin is supportive of Tajik strongman Rahmon.

Tens of thousands displaced as Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan conflict rages on

Eurasianet: Ayzirek Imanayileva&P. Leonard, Kamila Ibragimova September 16, 2022

Around 120,000 people evacuated from homes in area of Kyrgyzstan where fierce fighting is ongoing. Heavy exchanges of gunfire and shelling.

Kyrgyzstan: Kumtor, cloak and dagger

Eurasianet September 14, 2022

Since Kyrgyzstan seized the gold mine last year, it has been the source of constant scandal.

PANNIER: At Shanghai Cooperation Organisation summit, watch the action on the sidelines

Bruce Pannier in Prague September 13, 2022

Most important discussions and agreements at Samarkand gathering likely to concern regional connectivity, and the odd men out are Russia and Belarus.