(Foreign Ministers of India and Pakistan — Sushma Swaraj (R) and Shah Mehmood Qureshi (L) — met on the sidelines of the Shanghai Cooperation Council’s FMs conference in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, May 22, 2019) The two-day meeting of the Council of Foreign Ministers of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) on May 21-22 in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, assumes importance … Continue reading “India reengages Pakistan — albeit informally”
The challenges facing native language journalism in Kyrgyzstan can be addressed with concerted effort and some assistance.
It can be readily demonstrated that the proffered U.S. justifications for labeling Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps a terrorist organization are no more than harebrained excuses designed to put further pressure on the Iranian people in pursuit of its long-standing policy of regime change from within. Indeed, it can reasonably be argued that, in light of … Continue reading “Behind the U.S. Labeling of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards a Terrorist Organization”
Kyrgyz women have gradually replaced men in various tasks, at home but also as migrant labourers. Asel Murzakolova, Author providedDilya-eje, a secondary school teacher in the border village of Samarkandek, Kyrgyzstan, often visits the houses of her neighbourhood to record the children who should attend school the next year. She always indicates the status of … Continue reading “Kyrgyzstan: migrant women workers and a ‘lost generation’ of children”
by James M. Dorsey Addressing last year’s Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore, then US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis dismissed fears first voiced in 1997 by Zbigniew Brzezinski, one of America’s greatest 20th century strategists who advised US presidents Lyndon B. Johnson and Jimmy Carter, that long-term US interests would be most threatened by a “grand coalition” … Continue reading “Eurasia’s Great Game and the Future of the China-Russia Alliance”
Kyrgyz-Germany relations on an even keel; Kyrgyz domestic politics a brewing storm.
The first of two rival party congresses on April 3 sets up Kyrgyzstan’s biggest political party for a genuine split.