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View From Within a Blockaded Osh Neighborhood

J. Lee Jacobson | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
J. Lee Jacobson

It took many tries to get ahold of my Uzbek friends in Osh this evening, making me worry about their well-being. Finally, I was able to reach them at their home number.

Uzbeks: Kyrgyzstan Killings Are 'Attempted Genocide'

The Guardian | Luke Harding | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Few believe the riots could have taken place without the local administration's connivance. But it is clear that other grievances are at play. Ethnic ...

U.S. Pledges Aid To Kyrgyzstan Refugees

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

WASHINGTON — Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton has spoken with Kyrgyzstan's leader to pledge U.S. support and assistance to help the cou...

Foreign Affairs Roundup

Christopher Herbert and Victoria Kataoka | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Christopher Herbert and Victoria Kataoka

This week's top stories in foreign affairs.

Out of the Frying Pan, Into the Fire: What Kyrgyz Refugees Face in Uzbekistan

Sarah Trister | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sarah Trister

The United States must re-frame the relationship with Uzbekistan based on the fundamental message that human rights is going to be a continual and unrelenting issue for our government.

UN: A Safe House for Serial Human Rights Abusers

Rabbi Abraham Cooper | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rabbi Abraham Cooper

It is deeply distressing that the United States, historically Israel's key friend and protector from the United Nations' attacks is inexorably backing away from that role.

Subversive Politics at the Heart of the Violence in Southern Kyrgyzstan

The Morningside Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
The Morningside Post

Calling what is happening in southern Kyrgyzstan "inter-ethnic clashes" means buying the idea that the organizers of the violence are trying to sell to the world.

One Family Waits Out the Osh Unrest

J. Lee Jacobson | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
J. Lee Jacobson

"It's been terrible," Nargiza said. "Two nights and a day of violence." Her youngest son was supposed to take his last exam to graduate high school today, but that didn't happen.

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...

100,000 Desperate Uzbeks Flee Deadly Kyrgyz Chaos As Death Toll Climbs

AP | ANVAR ILYASOV and SASHA MERKUSHEV | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

JALAL-KUDUK, Uzbekistan — Standing behind barbed wire with other Uzbek refugees, the woman tearfully raised her hands in a Muslim prayer for her...

Kyrgyzstan Ethnic Violence Spreads: Rioters Target Uzbek Villages

AP | SASHA MERKUSHEV and YURAS KARMANAU | Posted 05.25.2011 | World


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 ...

Obama's Nuclear Strategy and the Russian Resurgence

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
William Bradley

For his geopolitics to work, Obama has to let Russia project its influence through the former Soviet bloc, while at the same time not seeming to abandon new democracies in Eastern and Central Europe.

Thailand vs. Kyrgyzstan: Travel, Media, and Fear of the Unknown

Audrey Scott and Daniel Noll | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Audrey Scott and Daniel Noll

Why is it that Kyrgyzstan's recent developments indicate a country that has "turned" or is on the edge of an abyss, whereas Thailand's protests represent a blip on the return to normal?

Kyrgyzstan Unrest: 26 killed, 450 Hurt In New Wave Of Clashes

AP | LEILA SARALAYEVA and PETER LEONARD | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan — Mobs of armed men torched Uzbek neighborhoods in Kyrgyzstan on Friday in ethnic clashes that officials said left at least ...

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....

Foreign Affairs Roundup

Christopher Herbert and Victoria Kataoka | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Christopher Herbert and Victoria Kataoka

This week's top stories in foreign affairs.

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.

BBC Newsroom Chief on the Evolution of Web Video Reportage -- The Power of "Show and Tell" Reporting from Kyrgyzstan (video)

Andy Plesser | Posted 06.07.2013 | Media
Andy Plesser

LONDON -- Video news reporting for the Web, different than conventional television news, is quickly evolving and the BBC is innovating in a variet...

Blowback in Kyrgyzstan

Joseph Huff-Hannon | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Joseph Huff-Hannon

The unexpected swiftness with which an unpopular regime was swept aside in Kyrgyzstan is a good reminder of the inevitable breaking point produced by a US foreign policy that is only semantically dedicated to human rights.

Kyrgyz Forms interim govt backed by the army

AP | PETER LEONARD | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan — Consolidating their victory after a bloody uprising, opposition leaders declared Thursday they would hold power in Kyrgyzs...

Afghanistan: Death and the High Cost of Living

Josh Mull | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Josh Mull

Why are we paying billions to Taliban smugglers and police states and anti-democratic intelligence operations just to build a country for a guy who wants to join the Taliban?

Obama's Big New AfPak Problems

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
William Bradley

A revolution in Kyrgyzstan, with all the other headaches surrounding his AfPak strategy, was approximately the last thing Barack Obama needed.

Kyrgyzstan Protests: PHOTOS, VIDEO

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Kyrgyzstan has exploded into violence after anti-government protesters stormed the main government building, beat police officers, and took over state...