Policy Memos by Eric McGlinchey

Eric McGlinchey 07-23-2012

Central Asia’s growing instability has opened the region to a host of would-be political entrepreneurs. The March and May 2005 uprisings in Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan underscored the weakness of...

Eric McGlinchey 07-23-2012

Unable to achieve change through the ballot box, the Kyrgyz and Uzbeks have taken to the streets in an effort to turn out their authoritarian leaders. Despite divergent outcomes, the Kyrgyz and Uzbek protests...

Eric McGlinchey 07-23-2012
Central Asian rule today is moving more toward dynasty than toward democracy. During the past decade, Central Asian leaders have rewritten, manipulated, even jettisoned constitutions so...


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Associate Professor; School of Policy, Government, and International Affairs
George Mason University