Wednesday, December 29, 2010

MERLIN: Issues at a Glance: Kyrgyz Republic


From Team MERLN:
 
A new release from MERLN’s Issues at a Glance series focuses on the crisis in the Kyrgyz Republic (http://merln.ndu.edu/index.cfm?secID=272&pageID=35&type=section).  

With its strategic location in Central Asia and as the host country for Manas Air Base, which provides support for U.S. operations in Afghanistan, the Kyrgyz Republic is of vital importance for the U.S. and the international community.  Constant political instability and increasing economic and ethnic strife culminated in the April 2010 resignation of its president and the establishment of an interim government.  This newest edition of MERLN’s Issues at a Glance series examines the current political environment in the Kyrgyz Republic beginning with the Tulip Revolution in 2005 to the present day, implications for U.S. strategic interests, and the response from the U.S. and the international community in helping the Kyrgyz Republic as it seeks a solution to its political difficulties.

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