And in another far-away country

Discussion in 'Current Affairs, News and Analysis' started by msr, Mar 22, 2005.

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    msr LE

    Russia Picking A Fight Over Kyrgystan

    What is new is the involvement of the Russian foreign ministry after the fact, arguing against election observation missions sparking demonstrations. Is this an indication that Russia may interfere, perhaps militarily, in Kyrgystan? I'd be surprised. The Russian army, particularly in that neighborhood of Central Asia, likely isn't prepared to manage daily drills, let alone invade a neighboring country.

    But the stakes are without doubt getting higher. The developments in Ukraine and Georgia have made Russia look weak. Russian authorities are trying to play to a Russian audience that increasingly sees its government on the wrong side of geopolitical tectonic plate shifting.

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  2. Is it Kyrgstan that has just taken a step towards democracty recently when the govt gave in to populist pressure for some form of basic election? or am i thinking of another stan? :?
  3. The Pesident is now claiming outside influence is to blame for the recent troubles (could it be russian influence or from the good old US of a?)