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A Little Transparency: A First Step Forward for the US in Central Asia

Jeff Goldstein | Posted 10.27.2012 | World
Jeff Goldstein

The U.S. should focus on public diplomacy in Central Asia, making clear that we will stand up for our values and the rights of its residents while continuing to engage with the region's governments.

Bakiyev, Ousted Kyrgyz President, Charged With Mass Killing

AP | LEILA SARALAYEVA | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan — The ousted president of Kyrgyzstan has been charged with organizing mass killings in the deadly uprising that forced him f...

Russia Uses Energy As Foreign Policy By Cutting Belarus Gas Supply | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Russia began shutting off gas supplies to its neighbor Belarus on Monday, in an energy dispute with familiar political undertones....

Glimmer of hope in Central Asia

Nicholas van Praag | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Nicholas van Praag

This post originally appeared on the World Development Report 2011 blog. Happier Days in Osh Market Osh was a bustling, dynamic border town when I...

Bakiyev, Kyrgyzstan's Deposed President, Flies To Kazakhstan

AP | PETER LEONARD | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

OSH, Kyrgyzstan — The deposed president of Kyrgyzstan left the country Thursday for neighboring Kazakhstan, allaying fears of a civil war in the...

Kurmanbek Bakiyev, Deposed Kyrgyz Leader, Offers Deal to Step Down

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

(AP) BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan - Kyrgyzstan's deposed president said Tuesday he will resign if the interim authorities guarantee his security, and the head ...

No Repeat of Kyrgyzstan in Arab states

Sultan Sooud Al-Qassemi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sultan Sooud Al-Qassemi

Recent events in Kyrgyzstan demonstrat how seemingly entrenched regimes can, in fact, be on the cusp of a coup d'état. Arabs have followed the events in Kyrgyzstan with wonder.

Kyrgyzstan Ousted President Bakiyev 'Fears For Life'

BBC News | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Ousted Kyrgyz President Kurmanbek Bakiyev says he fears he will be killed if he returns to the capital, Bishkek....

The Fading Colors of Pseudo-Revolutions

Leon T. Hadar | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Leon T. Hadar

The overthrow of Kyrgyzstan's president is not part of a historic revolutionary wave that is going to do away with the old corrupt and authoritarian regime and usher in a new dawn of liberal democracy.

Almazbek Atambayev, Kyrgyzstan Opposition Candidate, Withdraws, Claims Fraud

AP | PETER LEONARD | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan — Election officials in Kyrgyzstan said early Friday that partial results from the presidential election give incumbent Kurm...

Obama Does Moscow, and Vice Versa

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
William Bradley

Unlike most of the rest of Europe, Russia is hardly in the grips of Obamamania. He's certainly more popular than George W. Bush or John McCain, but that's damning with faint praise.