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Bakiyev’s Gambit and Kyrgyzstan’s Geographical Division

By Martin W. Lewis | April 19, 2010 |

After being forced out of the capital city of Bishkek in early April, 2010, Kyrgyzstan’s president Kurmanbek Bakiyev sought refuge in the south, first in the city of Osh and later at his family compound near Jalal-Abad. A southerner, Bakiyev hoped to rally local supporters, even at the risk of inciting civil war. While some

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