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Wed, Oct 28, 2020

Hopes dim for reformed Kyrgyzstan as new president consolidates power

"Kyrgyzstan stands at a dangerous crossroads," Noah Tucker says, "with leadership in parliament and the executive now firmly held by an unelected leader."

New Atlanticist by Andrew D’Anieri

Central Asia Corruption

Thu, Oct 8, 2020

Kyrgyzstan gripped by political chaos again: What comes next?

For the third time in fifteen years, citizens in Kyrgyzstan rose up in protest, as opposition groups took over government buildings amidst charges of vote rigging in the recent parliamentary elections. Atlantic Council experts respond to the recent instability in Kyrgyzstan and what it means for the region and the international community.

New Atlanticist by Eurasia Center

Central Asia Corruption

Noah Tucker is a nonresident senior fellow at the Atlantic Council’s Eurasia Center and has been a program associate at the Elliott School of International Affairs since 2016. His current research focuses on issues relating to violent extremism and human rights. Until January 2020, he also served as senior editor of the Uzbek Service at Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL), a position he had held since June 2018. From June 2017 to December 2018, he was executive editor and head of the research team for RFE/RL’s Not in Our Name project, which focuses on countering extremism in Central Asia. From 2013 to 2016, he was managing editor at, a blog that covered Central Asian politics. Throughout this time, he has worked as a research consultant for numerous organizations, including the US State Department, USAID, the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, the United Nations Development Program, and Freedom House. In 2012, he earned a master’s degree from Harvard University in Russian, Eastern European, and Central Asian Studies.