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BBC News Profile - Kyrgyzstan
A guide to history, politics and economic background of countries from BBC News.

CIA World Factbook - Kyrgyzstan
Country profile provides information on country background, geography, people, government, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues.

EurasiaNet - Kyrgyzstan
EurasiaNet, an Open Society Institute resource, provides information and analysis about political, economic, environmental and social developments in the countries of Central Asia and the Caucasus, as well as in Russia, the Middle East, and Southwest Asia.

Kyrgyzstan: Revolution Revisited
Information on the Tulip Revolution, the March 2005 protests over rigged parliamentary elections.

FAO and Kyrgyzstan
Information on economic and agricultural issues from the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). It also has a good selection of maps.

Human Development Report on Kyrgyzstan
Provides quick statistics on human development, economy, labor force, and population from the United Nations Development Programme.

IEA - Kyrgyzstan
Country information, energy-related statistics, graphs and publications from the International Energy Agency (IEA).

IAEA - Kyrgyzstan

Country factsheet on multilateral and safeguard agreements from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).

India Foreign Relations Brief - Kyrgyzstan
Country briefs from India's Ministry of External Affairs.

ITC - Kyrgyzstan
Country-specific trade and market profiles, map, and trade statistics from the International Trade Centre (ITC).

Library of Congress Country Study - Kyrgystan
This is a book-length report studying the history, social customs, and politics of the country from early times to the present.

OHCHR - Kyrgyzstan
Country background, treaties, reporting status, calendar of events and publications related to human rights from the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner on Human Rights (OHCHR).

UNESCO Worldwide - Kyrgyzstan
Highlights cooperation between the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and its Member States.

United Kingdom's Foreign and Commonwealth Office - Kyrgyzstan
Country profile covering history, politics, economy, human rights, relations with the UK, and travel.

UNdata - Kyrgyzstan
rovides summary, economic, social, and environmental statistics from the United Nations Statistics Division.

United Nations Statistics Division: Environment Snapshot - Kyrgyzstan
Country snapshots offer national environment statistics.

U.S. Census Bureau Foreign Trade Statistics - Kyrgyzstan
U.S. trade in goods (imports, exports and balance) with Kyrgyzstan.

U.S. Department of Energy - Kyrgystan
Country analysis report from the Energy Information Administration on production and consumption of energy resources.

U.S. Department of State - Background Notes on Kyrgzstan
This resource provides background information on issues such as the economy, history, politics, and foreign relations. The State Department also provides access to annual reports on human rights and terrorism.

All (unless noted) these sites are in Kyrgyz, some can be translated into Russian, but there are no English versions.

Government Portal
Official government site of the Kyrgyz Republic (or Kyrgyzstan).

Ministry of Foreign Affairs

National Bank of the Kyrgyz Republic (in English)
Provides a wide variety of economic and finance information.

National Statistical Committee of the Kyrgyz Republic
Provides access to statistical information publications, census data and socioeconomic development indicators.

President of the Kyrgyz Republic

Supreme Council of the Kyrgyz Republic
Find Articles and More Databases Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Declassified Documents
Declassified information available from the FOIA Electronic Reading Room. Enter "Kyrgyzstan" as the search terms.
  • National Intelligence Council (NIC) Declassified Documents
    Database of intelligence reports, National Intelligence Estimates, and other publications produced by the National Intelligence Council or its predecessor organizations, the Office of National Estimates and the Office of Reports and Estimates since 1946.
Crisis Group International Databases and Resources
Crisis Group provides analysis of violent conflicts and peace implementation. Congressional Research Service (CRS) Reports CU
The Congressional Research Service (CRS), the research arm of Congress, prepares reports (usually under 20 pages long) on topics of interest to members of Congress. Enter "Kyrgyzstan" as the search term.

Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC)
Department of Defense Scientific and Technical Reports Collection provides access to citations to unclassified unlimited documents that have been entered into DTIC's Technical Reports (TR) Database, as well as the electronic full-text of many of these documents. Enter "Kyrgyzstan" or "Kyrgyz Republic" as the search terms.

Digital National Security Archive CU
Database of primary declassified documents regarding critical U.S. policy decisions. Enter "Kyrgyzstan" as the search term.

Facts on International Relations and Security Trends (FIRST)
An integrated database containing information on armed conflicts and peace keeping, arms production and trade, military expenditure, armed forces and weapons.

Global Legal Information Network (GLIN)
"Public database of official texts of laws, regulations, judicial decisions, and other complementary legal sources contributed by governmental agencies and international organizations."

Human Rights Watch - Kyrgyzstan
News and reports related to human rights.

LexisNexis Academic Country & Region Reports CU
News, country briefings, and country risk guides. Filter by country or choose "Country & Region Reports" from publication type.

SESRIC Statistics Database
Searchable statistical database for member countries from the Statistical, Economic and Social Research and Training Centre for Islamic Countries (SESRTCIC), a subsidiary organ of the Organisation of the Islamic Conference (OIC).

Statistical Database System (SDBS)
SDBS is the the Asian Development Bank's central statistical database that stores macro-economic and social data of its developing member countries.

UNdata provides a single entry point allowing users to search and download numerous statistical resources of the United Nations System.

World dataBank
Contains data from the World Bank, including the World Development Indicators & Global Development Finance, Gender Statistics, Education Statistics, Health Nutrition and Population Statistics, African Development Indicators, Global Economic Monitor, and Millennium Development Goals. Users can select variables (some going as far back as 1960) to create customized tables, charts, maps, and reports.

Worldwide Incidents Tracking System (WITS)

WITS is the National Counterterrorism Center's database of terrorist incidents.
Asian Development Bank - Kyrgyzstan
Projects, publications, and news about Kyrgyzstan and the ADB.

Commonwealth of Independent States
Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) is an international alliance of the former Soviet Republic countries. Embassy of the Kyrgyz Republic in the US and Canada
Diplomatic representation of Kyrgyzstan in the United States.

Embassy of the United States in Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic
Diplomatic representation of the U.S. in Kyrgyzstan.

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development - Kyrgyz Republic
Strategy, projects, fact sheet, and news about Kyrgyzstan and the EBRD.

EU's Relations with the Kyrgyz Republic
Overview, country strategy, EU support, and documents on the European Union's relations with Kyrgyzstan.

IMF - Kyrgyz Republic
Country information, reports and publications from the International Monetary Fund.

Islamic Development Bank
"The Islamic Development Bank (IDB) is a Multilateral Development Bank (MDB), established to foster the economic development and social progress of its member countries and Muslim communities in non-member countries in accordance with the principles of Shari'ah (Islamic Law). There are 56 member countries (including Kyrgyzstan).

NATO Partnership for Peace Country
The Partnership for Peace (PfP) is a programme of practical bilateral cooperation between individual Partner countries and NATO. It allows Partner countries to build up an individual relationship with NATO, choosing their own priorities for cooperation. There are 23 partner countries (including Kyrgyzstan).

Permanent Mission of Kyrgyzstan to the United Nations
Website of member state missions and their representatives to the United Nations.

ReliefWeb - Kyrgyzstan
ReliefWeb, administered by the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), provides news, documents, maps, and background information on emergency assistance by country.

SESRTCIC - Kyrgyz Republic
Socioeconomic statistics and information for member countries from the Statistical, Economic and Social Research and Training Centre for Islamic Countries (SESRTCIC), a subsidiary organ of the Organisation of the Islamic Conference (OIC).

News, operations, statistics, background, analysis and policy, and maps from the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. Select Kyrgyzstan from the "Browse by country" drop-down menu on the right.

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Kyrgyzstan
UNDP helps countries work toward human rights, democratic governance, poverty reduction, crisis prevention and recovery, energy and environment for sustainable development, and HIV/AIDS prevention.

United Nations Division for Sustainable Development - Kyrgyzstan
Economic, social and environmental policies and plans for sustainable development from the UN Department Economic and Social Affairs.

United Nations in Kyrgyzstan
UN system in Kyrgyzstan.

USAID - Kyrgyzstan
United States Agency for International Development (USAID) economic and humanitarian assistance programs.

U.S. Department of State - Kyrgyzstan
U.S.-Kyrgyzstani relations, humanitarian assistance, reconstruction, and country background notes.

World Bank - Kyrgyz Republic
World Bank data, projects, and research in Kyrgyzstan.

World Trade Organization - Kyrgyz Republic
Provides key information on trade statistics, WTO commitments, disputes, trade policy reviews, and notifications for member countries.
UNAIDS - Kyrgyzstan
Country situation analysis and news from the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS.

USAID Health: HIV/AIDS - Central Asian Republics Regional Program
United States Agency for International Development (USAID) HIV/AIDS programs in Central Asia (Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan).

WHO - Kyrgyzstan
Information and statistics on the status of public health in Kyrgyzstan from the World Health Organization (WHO).

Official site of the World Health Organization Europe (WHO/Europe).
International Crisis Group - Kyrgyzstan
Reports, briefings, and analysis of violent conflicts and peace implementation in Kyrgyzstan.

Kyrgyzstan: Security Assistance
Country-by-country listing provides information on Political-Military-administered security assistance funds from the Bureau of Political-Military Affairs.

Military Policy Awareness Links (MiPALS) - Central Asia
MiPALs are published by the National Defense University (NDU) Library to provide access to key U.S. policy statements on the country or topic for Military Education Research Library Network (MERLN) users. Central Asia includes Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan.

NTI - Kyrgyzstan Profile
Nuclear, biological, chemical and missile development programs, policies and activities from the Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI). NTI is non-profit organization with a mission to strengthen global security and fulfill the Non-Proliferation Treaty's goals and ambitions. NTI's members are from the United States, Russia, Japan, India, Pakistan, China, Jordan, Sweden, France and the United Kingdom.

Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe
The OSCE is responsible for post-conflict elections, human rights and regional military stabilization. There are 56 participating states (including Kyrgyzstan). United States Central Command - Central Asian States
U.S. Central Command conducts operations to attack, disrupt and defeat terrorism, deter and defeat adversaries, deny access to WMD, assure regional access, strengthen regional stability, build the self-reliance of partner nations’ security forces, and protect the vital interests of the United States within the area of responsibility. The Central Asian States include Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan.
The library collection contains numerous secondary, federal, and international sources of information on Kyrgystan.


Try these searches to see some of the resources in Chinook, the library catalog:


Electronic Resources Print and Electronic Resources
Kyrgyzstan and econom* Kyrgyzstan and econom*
Kyrgyzstan and histor* Kyrgyzstan and histor*
Kyrgyzstan and politic* Kyrgyzstan and politic*
(government publications only)
(government publications only)

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