I’ve been shamefully ignoring Kyrgyzstan. Well, I’ve been ignoring politics in general, busy on vodo and other techncial work. But it’s particularly hideous to start ignoring an area you care about, just as a great many things (good and bad) start happening. Not reading about what’s happening over there makes me feel complicit in the near-total lack of attention in the Western media.
And Kyrgyzstan really is being overlooked to an incredible extent. Washington Post: nothing worth mentioning. New York Times is doing noticeably better, though — in fact, their coverage is pretty decent considering the distance, and the lack of much domestic political significance within the US.