PONARS Eurasia is pleased to release the Policy Perspectives volume, "Kyrgyzstan: Recovery and Reformation," August 2010 — With parliamentary elections scheduled for October, Kyrgyzstan is entering a new and highly uncertain period of development, marked by the promise of some of the most ambitious political reforms ever seen in Central Asia but also the specter of state collapse. The four memos in this collection analyze the causes of this year’s political instability and ethnic violence in Kyrgyzstan; assess the efforts of the government of Kyrgyzstan to implement democratic reform and interethnic accord; and identify policy areas that require further attention if Kyrgyzstan is to avoid sliding into new bouts of instability. Contributions by Scott Radnitz (University of Washington), Sean R. Roberts (The George Washington University), Shairbek Juraev (American University of Central Asia), and Pauline Jones Luong (Brown University), with a foreword by Cory Welt (The George Washington University).
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"Kyrgyzstan: Challenges of the Upcoming Parliamentary Elections and Investigations into Ethnic Clashes" (Eric McGlinchey, George Mason University), August 12, 2010
"After the Color Revolutions: Political Change and Democracy Promotion in Eurasia" PONARS Eurasia Policy Perspectives, July 2010