Tuesday’s Moscow Times has this AP story on the domino effect:
A momentous process is unfolding in Central Asia and the Caucasus, said Yevgeny Volk, Moscow director of the conservative Washington-based Heritage Foundation think tank.
“These countries are facing a radical change of power, which did not happen in the early 1990s,” he said.
“Unlike the Baltic states, which quickly adopted a market economy, democratic society and rule of law, and Russia to a much lesser extent, in Central Asia and the Caucasus, the communist-era leaders stayed in power, which bred corruption and authoritarianism. … But now the time is ripe for revolutions.”