Johan Engvall

Johan Engvall is deputy research director at the Swedish Defence Research Agency and senior nonresident fellow with the Central Asia–Caucasus Institute and Silk Road Studies Program Joint Center. He is the author of The State as Investment Market: Kyrgyzstan in Comparative Perspective (2016).

January 2022, Volume 33, Issue 1

Kyrgyzstan’s Poison Parliament

Kyrgyzstan’s parliamentary-style constitution was a democratic bright spot in Central Asia. But the legislature quickly devolved into a corrupt bazaar, dimming its democratic prospects.