by Joldosh Osmonov (05/15/2013 issue of the CACI Analyst)
The decision of U.S. prosecutors to dismiss the case against Maksim Bakiev, the son of Kyrgyzstan’s former president Kurmanbek Bakiev, was a disappointment to the Kyrgyz leadership. While some observers relate the developments to the situation around the U.S. Manas airbase, others claim that U.S. side indeed did not have enough evidence against Bakiev’s son.
by Joldosh Osmonov (04/17/2013 issue of the CACI Analyst)
The early release from prison of one of Kyrgyzstan’s most influential criminal bosses received a negative public reaction and provoked new disputes among political groups in the country. While Kyrgyzstan’s authorities claim that the release was lawful, the parliament mounted an unexpected attack on the government, calling on the country’s leadership to punish responsible officials.
by Georgiy Voloshin (04/17/2013 issue of the CACI Analyst)
On April 6, Kazakhstan’s President Nursultan Nazarbaev paid an official visit to the People’s Republic of China where he met with the new Chinese leader Xi Jinping to discuss the state of bilateral relations between Astana and Beijing. As Nazarbaev recalled during his interview for China Daily, the strengthening of the Kazakhstani-Chinese partnership remains one of the priorities of the “Kazakhstan-2050” strategy unveiled in late December 2012.
The Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst is a biweekly publication of the Central Asia-Caucasus Institute & Silk Road Studies Program, a Joint Transatlantic Research and Policy Center affiliated with the American Foreign Policy Council, Washington DC., and the Institute for Security and Development Policy, Stockholm. For 15 years, the Analyst has brought cutting edge analysis of the region geared toward a practitioner audience.