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Kyrgyzstan's Otunbayeva: We Fought for Minds and Hearts

Kyrgyzstan President Roza Otunbayeva at Asia Society in New York on Nov. 22, 2011.
Policy

NEW YORK, November 22, 2011 — In an impassioned speech, Roza Otunbayeva, the outgoing President of the Kyrgyz Republic and the first female leader in Central Asia, spoke at the Asia Society about the impending democratic transition in the former Soviet nation, which will include the state's first peaceful transition of power and a national referendum ratifying a new constitution.

Video: Kyrgyzstan President on Central Asian Neighbors, Future Plans

Policy

Kyrgyzstan President Roza Otunbayeva discusses her relationship with neighboring Central Asian countries and her plans after ceding power in December.

Shishkin: Kyrgyzstan's Presidential Election a 'Wild Democratic Experiment'

Supporters of the Kyrgyz Byutun party protest against the results of the Parliamentary elections in Bishkek on October 18, 2010. (Vyacheslav Oseledko/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

Bernard Schwartz Fellow Philip Shishkin discusses Kyrgyzstan's democratic experiment and its chances for success.

Asia Heeds Lessons from Egypt and Tunisia

Egyptian protestors hold their national flag during demonstration in Cairo on January 25, 2011 demanding the ouster of President Hosni Mubarak (Al Jazeera).
Policy

Asia Society experts Jamie Metzl Philip Shishkin discuss demonstrations in Egypt and lessons for Asia. 

Photo of the Day: Goat Grabbing in Kyrgyzstan

Mounted Kyrgyz men play the traditional Central Asian sport Buzkashi or Kok-boru or Oglak Tartis ('goat grabbing'), in Bishkek on November 4, 2010.
Lifestyle

Mounted Kyrgyz men play the traditional Central Asian sport Buzkashi or Kok-boru or Oglak Tartis ('goat grabbing'), in Bishkek on November 4, 2010.

Kyrgyzstan Votes

Kyrgyz women cast their votes at a polling station during the parliamentary elections in the village of Koy-Tash, some 15kms from Bishkek, on October 10, 2010. (Vyacheslav Oseledko/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

An orderly election in this Central Asian republic offers cause for measured optimism, says Philip Shishkin.