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.

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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.

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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.

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Wednesday, 24 April 2013 09:34

Kyrgyzstan Between China And Russia

by Dmitry Shlapentokh (04/17/2013 issue of the CACI Analyst)

China’s new President Xi Jinping has underlined the crucial importance of China’s relationship with Russia and proclaimed that Russia would be his first foreign destination. Yet, despite mutual assurances and common interests in some areas, China and Russia also increasingly compete in Central Asia, not least in their approaches to Kyrgyzstan. In 2012, Kyrgyz authorities signed several agreements with both Russia and China. Agreements with Russia primarily stress military strategic matters, while those with China emphasize economic ties that, barring major conflict in the area, will be more important than military help for Kyrgyzstan. Hence China, not the U.S. or Turkey, is emerging as Russia’s major competitor for influence in Kyrgyzstan.

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