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Kyrgyzstan: Possible debacle looms for US government over Manas base

Posted by seumasach on April 11, 2010

Deirdre Tynana

Eurasianet

10th April, 2010

The upheaval that brought down Kurmanbek Bayiev’s administration in Kyrgyzstan occurred at a very inopportune time for the United States. Bakiyev’s son, Maxim, who is now wanted in Kyrgyzstan on criminal charges, happened to be in the United States when upheaval erupted in Bishkek. The younger Bakiyev’s continuing presence in the Washington threatens to catalyze what could turn into a major diplomatic embarrassment for Washington.

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In Kyrgyzstan chaos, Russia burnishes its image

Posted by seumasach on April 10, 2010

Philip P.Pan

Washington Post

10th April, 2010

BISHKEK, KYRGYZSTAN — In a remarkable role reversal, Russiahas positioned itself as a supporter of democratic reform and the protests that toppled this nation’s autocratic president, while the United States is increasingly viewed here as a cynical bully, backing a corrupt, abusive leader who refuses to resign.

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Revolt Reloaded: Ousted Kyrgyz leader on vicious circle of coups

Posted by seumasach on April 9, 2010

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US reaps bitter harvest from ‘Tulip’ revolution

Posted by seumasach on April 9, 2010

“as of now, the US’s entire future strategy in Central Asia is up in the air.”

M.K.Bhadrakumar

Asia Times

10th April, 2010

BEIJING – This is not how color revolutions are supposed to turn out. In the Ukraine, the “Orange” revolution of 2004 has had a slow painful death. In Georgia, the “Rose” revolution of 2003 seems to be in the throes of what increasingly appears to be a terminal illness.

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Kyrgyz interim leader says president stirs turmoil

Posted by seumasach on April 9, 2010

Euronews

9th April, 2010

By Maria Golovnina BISHKEK (Reuters) – Kyrgyzstan’s pro-Russian self-proclaimed government said on Friday supporters of President Kurmanbek Bakiyev were preparing to stoke further violence after mass protests forced him to flee the capital.

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Kyrgyzstan moves to shut US-run Menas air base

Posted by seumasach on April 9, 2010

PressTV

9th April, 2010

Kyrgyzstan’s new leaders have said they intend to remove a US military base, which currently serves as the premier air mobility hub for the US-led forces in Afghanistan, from their soil.

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Not the tulip revolution all over again

Posted by seumasach on April 9, 2010

Alisher Khamidov

Eurasianet

8th April, 2010

Some observers are drawing strong parallels with the current instability in Kyrgyzstan and the “Tulip Revolution” of March 2005. While there are definitely some similarities, there are also some substantial differences.

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Russia recognizes new Kyrgyz leadership

Posted by seumasach on April 9, 2010

People’s Daily Online

9th April, 2010

Kyrgyzstan’s self-proclaimed new leadership said on Thursday that Russia had helped to oust President Kurmanbek Bakiyev, and that they aimed to close a U.S. airbase on their homeland, The Reuters reported.

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Kyrgyzstan: experts voice concern about possibility of prolonged strife

Posted by seumasach on April 9, 2010

David Trilling

Eurasianet

8th April, 2010

With marauding bands continuing to rule the night in Bishkek, and Kurmanbek Bakiyev making mischief in his southern stronghold, Kyrgyzstan’s new leaders are facing the prospect of a prolonged period of strife in the Central Asian state. Some experts say they are worried that continuing disorder in the country could exacerbate long-simmering regional tension.

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