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Kyrgyzstan: The Five Lessons of the Great American Air Base Debate

Alexander A. Cooley

Title:
Kyrgyzstan: The Five Lessons of the Great American Air Base Debate
Author(s):
Cooley, Alexander A.
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Articles
Department:
Political Science (Barnard College)
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EurasiaNet.org
Abstract:
As the Kyrgyz government continues to balance intricate negotiations with both Washington and Moscow over the future of the American military base at Manas, US policymakers would do well to reflect on their recent experience in the Kyrgyz Republic. Though it is tempting to blame the cash-strapped regime of President Kurmanbek Bakiyev and a meddlesome Russia for the difficulties currently faced by the United States in Kyrgyzstan, US planners and officials made their own fair share of faulty assumptions and missteps in dealing with the Manas issue.
Subject(s):
International relations
Near Eastern studies
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