- Editorial: Lessons from Kyrgyzstan (New York Times)
"For Washington and the West there are lessons, if anyone wants to learn them. The key one is that authoritarian regimes are not only unpalatable allies; they are unreliable ones. They block all safety valves ó free elections and media, democratic discourse, opposition. Change usually comes in an explosion. Dependence on them is both miserable ethics and poor strategy."
"Finally, Kyrgyzstan is not the exception in Central Asia. It is the rule. The regionís other leaders resemble Bakiyev in many respects, and some are worse. All are autocrats and most are extravagantly corrupt. (And all allow their territory to be used for the resupply of allied forces in Afghanistan)." 04-10
- Kyrgyzstan (LonelyPlanet.com)
Provides information on the history, culture, people, geography, and a map.
- Kyrgyzstan (U.S. State Department)
Provides information on the economy, transportation, people, government, geography, history, and a map.