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Fading tulips: Kyrgyz presidential vote comes amid rising authoritarianism

The presidential election in Kyrgyzstan to be held on 15 October 2017 promises to be the region’s most contentious and unpredictable since the disintegration of the Soviet Union.

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The Week Ahead

Japan prepares for snap election amid heightened tensions with North Korea. Catalan parliament declares independence. Major exporters balk at Brexit WTO arrangements. International Contact Group discusses Afghan peace process in Russia. All

International Politics The Week Ahead

The Week Ahead

King Salman travels to Moscow. En+ Group to issue IPO. Mercosur and EU talk trade. Pakistani PM Sharif may reemerge as party leader. All in The Week Ahead.

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The Week Ahead

Iraqi Kurds and Catalans vote on independence. NAFTA negotiations enter round three. Republican attempt to repeal Obamacare. All in The Week Ahead.

International Politics The Week Ahead

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Theresa May to deliver Brexit speech in Italy as talks with EU stumble. UN General Assembly meets. German elections likely to keep Merkel in power. Saudi Arabia embraces tech reform. All in The

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The Week Ahead

Venezuela shifts exchange rate. Norway votes. Canada hosts climate summit. Juncker gives State of the European Union speech. All in The Week Ahead.

International Politics The Week Ahead

The Week Ahead

China hosts BRICS. South Africa considers early election. Kenya markets react to nullified election. Baltic PMs meet in Poland. All in The Week Ahead.

International Politics The Week Ahead

The Week Ahead

UN Secretary General attempts to reanimate peace talks. Kurdish referendum plans in limbo. Venezuela begins drafting a new constitution amid sanctions. German general election heats up. All in The Week

International Politics The Week Ahead

The Week Ahead

India to host Nepalese Prime Minister as tensions continue over Doklam. UK releases more Brexit position papers. Jackson Hole Summit. All in The Week Ahead.

International Politics The Week Ahead

The Week Ahead

Countries move to deescalate tensions between North Korea and the United States. UK may further signal its Brexit intentions with Ireland amid customs position papers. EBRD and Egypt to sign