By Raffaello Pantucci and Sue Anne Tay.
First published in the Lowy Institute for International Policy’s The Interpreter on 26 October 2011.
Kyrgyzstan is in the midst of what appears to be a lively democratic election campaign. Rushing to meetings around Bishkek and then driving to Osh, Kyrgyzstan’s second city, big political posters adorned bridges, tollbooths and places in between. So it was with little surprise that we came across a large-scale rally at the stadium adjacent to our hotel in Osh. Continue reading