Kyrgyzstan: Could Kumtor Shakedown Backfire on Bishkek?

Are foreign mining firms ready to give up the gold in the mountains of Kyrgyzstan? (Photo: David Trilling)

In another grim sign for foreign investors in Kyrgyzstan, a parliamentary probe into operations at the Kumtor gold mine has some experts worried that officials are angling to nationalize one of the Central Asian country’s most valuable assets.

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Alisher Khamidov is a freelance writer specializing in Central Asian affairs.

Kyrgyzstan: Could Kumtor Shakedown Backfire on Bishkek?

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