The New Great Game Round-Up: October 21, 2014

Kyrgyzstan Targets U.S. NGOs amid Fears of Kyrgyz Maidan, Georgia Freaking Out over Russia’s “Attempt to Annex” Abkhazia & More! *The Great Game Round-Up brings you the latest newsworthy developments regarding Central Asia and the Caucasus region. We document the struggle for influence, power, hegemony and profits in Central Asia and the Caucasus region between […]

Kyrgyzstan’s Maksim Bakiyev: Long Live Washington’s Exiled Kings!

“The Selection, Grooming, Training, Installing, and Shielding of the World’s Most Corrupt Dictators a la USA” A few days ago the US government dismissed its criminal securities fraud case against Maksim Bakiyev, the son of former Kyrgyzstan leader Kurmanbek Bakiyev. The government did not explain its decision. The US media supported the government’s abrupt and […]

BFP Exclusive: U.S. Transit Hub-Base in Kyrgyzstan for Afghan Heroin

“A Nazi & a Drug Lord in Charge of Police in Osh?” Today Turkish Weekly ran an investigative piece on the newly appointed chief of police in Osh-Kyrgyzstan. The new police chief Suyun Omurzakov, who used to be a deputy minister of interior, has been known as a highly influential drug lord, a leader of […]

KYRGYZ ELECTIONS AND THE DEFENDERS OF DEMOCRACY

Mizgin’s Desk Reports: What’s happened to all the defenders of democracy? Surely you remember them? They were the ones crying foul in the immediate aftermath of the 12 June presidential elections in Iran. The defenders of democracy twitterized the ensuing protests, including some twitters from questionable sources. This leads one to wonder how much outside […]