This ENC In-Depth podcast is dedicated to the recently published ENC Analysis: “Mapping Russia’s Influence in the Kyrgyz Republic”. In this paper, Dr. Aijan Sharshenova maps how Russia intentionally and unintentionally influences Kyrgyz politics, economy, society and culture, and explores what challenges this influence might pose for Kyrgyz government, if it is left unchecked and unaddressed.
The debate is part of the ENC in-depth podcast discussions with experts and academics assessing the developments in Central Asia in the fields of Security, Foreign Policy, Economy, Democracy and Education.
The discussion was moderated by Andreas Marazis, ENC Head of Research for Eastern Europe & Central Asia, and features the comments and insights of Dr. Aijan Sharshenova, Associate Research Fellow at the OSCE Academy in Bishkek.
You can listen and watch the in-depth interview here:
These are the opinions of the discussants, and do not necessarily reflect the views of the OSCE Academy in Bishkek