Kyrgyz Republic

    • Commentary

    The Great Powers in Central Asia

    For the past decade Central Asia has been cast as the site of a new "great game," with the United States vying for influence with Russia and China.

    • Research

    Strategic Asia 2005-06: Military Modernization in an Era of Uncertainty

    • Ashley J. Tellis, Michael Wills
    • September 30, 2005
    • The National Bureau of Asian Research

    Through a combination of country, regional, and topical studies, Strategic Asia 2005–06: Military Modernization in an Era of Uncertainty assesses how Asian states are modernizing their military programs in response to China's rise as a regional power, the war on terrorism, changes in U.S. force posture, the revolution in military affairs, and local security dilemmas.

    • Testimony

    Russia, Central Asia and Caucasian Threats: A Four Year Assessment

    • Martha Brill Olcott
    • September 22, 2005
    • Testimony prepared for the House Committee on Armed Services (HASC) Threat Panel Hearing on Threat In Eurasia

    The U.S. faces potential risks from the prospects of greater destabilization within Russia, from the possible risks of regime collapse in Uzbekistan and Central Asia more generally, and from the chance that the frozen conflicts in the south Caucasus could “thaw.”

    • Event

    Will Central Asia Have Another 'Second Chance'?

    The Carnegie Endowment event with Carnegie Senior Associate Martha Brill Olcott, Robert Kaiser of The Washington Post and Ambassador Stephen Sestanovich of the Council on Foreign Relations to launch Dr. Olcott’s new book Central Asia's Second Chance, published by the Carnegie Endowment in July 2005.

    • Research

    Central Asia’s Second Chance

    Early hopes for a democratic transition in Central Asia after the fall of the Soviet Union were dashed, but new hope was raised as the global community re-engaged with Central Asia in the wake of 9/11. Martha Brill Olcott explains how the region squandered its "second chance," and what might happen next.

    • Event

    Kyrgyzstan after the Tulip Revolution

    Discussants explore the events that led up to Kyrgyzstan's Tulip Revolution, the extent of corruption present in the Akayev regime, Kyrgyzstan's geopolitical relations with China, and the goals and challenges of the new administration.

    • Testimony

    Lessons of the Tulip Revolution

    For the third time in 18 months seriously flawed elections have brought down the government in a CIS state, and for the first time this has occurred east of the Urals, demonstrating that popular expectations in the Asian states of the former Soviet Union are not appreciably different from those in the European ones.

    • Research

    Kyrgyzstan’s “Tulip Revolution”

    The ouster of Kyrgyz President Askar Akayev shows that popular expectations in the Asian states of the former Soviet Union are not appreciably different from those in the European ones. The United States and its OSCE partners must be prepared to provide Kyrgyzstan’s interim authorities with the technical assistance necessary to make these elections meet international norms.

    • Event

    The Impact of Events in Kyrgyzstan

    • March 28, 2005
    • Washington, D.C.

    If this experiment with democracy in Kyrgyzstan fails, it will fail due to the lack of preparation by the Kyrgyz elite, rather than the immaturity of the Kyrgyz population. The close knit Kyrgyz community facilitated revolutionary events. The smallness and closeness of the elite allowed the population to hold its leader responsible and played a key role in bringing down President Akaev.

    • Event

    The Parliamentary Elections in Kyrgyzstan

    • March 22, 2005
    • Washington, D.C.

    Deputy Chief of Presidential Administration of the Kyrgyz Republic, Alikbek Jekshenkulov, spoke on the Kyrgz Republic's recent elections.

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