No Bases for S. Kyrgyzstan

by Nathan Hamm on 6/2/2005

I don’t know if this is a failure to speak with one voice or the result of some foreign policy bipolar disorder, but the secretary of Kyrgyzstan’s security council said that no foreign bases are needed in Southern Kyrgyzstan at a meeting of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization.

“It is unnecessary to deploy any bases in Kyrgyzstan, including the country’s south, so the issue will not be discussed,” he said.

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Nathan is the founder and Principal Analyst for Registan, which he launched in 2003. He was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Uzbekistan 2000-2001 and received his MA in Central Asian Studies from the University of Washington in 2007. Since 2007, he has worked full-time as an analyst, consulting with private and government clients on Central Asian affairs, specializing in how socio-cultural and political factors shape risks and opportunities and how organizations can adjust their strategic and operational plans to account for these variables. More information on Registan's services can be found here, and Nathan can be contacted via Twitter or email.

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