Just two weeks after taking over seemingly out of nowhere, Kyrgyzstan’s acting president has already obtained a $1 million lobbying contract for international help with an economic crisis that contributed to his predecessor’s downfall. A businessman who says he was acting on behalf of the office of President Sadyr Japarov signed the contract with former
Julian Pecquet is the founder and editor of Foreign Lobby Report, the comprehensive news site tracking foreign influence operations in Washington. Prior to launching the site on June 1, 2020, Julian was a reporter and editor for Middle East news site Al-Monitor for six years. There he initiated lobbying coverage that won national awards from the Online News Association and the Society of American Business Editors and Writers (SABEW). Before that he was a Global Affairs reporter for The Hill and a newspaper reporter in Florida for many years. Contact him at [email protected] or on Twitter @JulianPecquet.