Michele E. Commercio Discusses the Delicate Balance for U.S. in Kyrgyzstan
Release Date: 08-02-2010
A Q&A-style interview with Michele E. Commercio, assistant professor of Political Science at UVM and an expert on Kyrgyzstan, was posted on the web site of the Council on Foreign Relations shortly after clashes between ethnic Kyrgyz and Uzbeks in southern Kyrgyzstanc generated international news. Recent ethnic clashes in the region result from "a political conflict that happens to be corresponding to ethnic lines" following the ouster of President Kurmanbek Bakiyev in April, she says. Read the interview here.