There are basically two schools of thought when it comes to explaining what happened in Kyrgyzstan in April. Proponents of the democracy school will argue that what we witnessed was a legitimate uprising against an unjust and oppressive regime set up by President Kurmanbek Bakiyev. The other school, the realists, will explain the April events as a coup against the government organized by a power-hungry opposition supported and financed from the outside.
I was in Kyrgyzstan a few weeks ago, and there met with the new interim leader, Roza Otunbayeva. Nothing I saw convinced me that we have witnessed a democratic change.… Seguir leyendo »