by Nate Schenkkan ( Follow on Twitter at @nateschenkkan)
Senior Program Associate, Eurasia
When Zayd Saidov announced in April that he and some othe...
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Torture and arbitrary detention are longstanding problems in Kyrgyzstan, but the massive targeting of ethnic Uzbeks for unlawful arrest and mistreatment amid ethnic insults and threats is new.
The Obama administration needs to modify its "belief about the moral benefit and policy utility of nation-building." You do not have to engage in the grandiose project of nation-building in order to achieve our limited goals.
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.
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.
"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.
Defense is clearly at the sharp end of the Government's ongoing budget cuts. Yet British coffers alone may not be the only reason Brown is willing to stand firm.
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