By Sally Cummings

In early 2005 neighborhood protests in Kyrgyzstan quickly grew to become nationwide ones as protesters seized regulate of the country’s capital, Bishkek. The country’s president for fifteen years, Askar Akaev, fled the rustic and after an evening of intensive looting, a brand new president, Kurmanbek Bakiev, got here to strength. The occasions speedy earned the epithet ‘Tulip Revolution’ and have been interpreted because the 3rd of the color revolutions within the post-Soviet house, following Ukraine and Georgia. yet did the occasions in Kyrgyzstan quantity to a ‘revolution’? How a lot switch and with what educational and coverage implications? This cutting edge, designated examine of those occasions brings jointly a brand new new release of Kyrgyz students including tested foreign observers to evaluate what occurred in Kyrgyzstan and after, and the broader implications.

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