Foreign Policy Research Institute A Nation Must Think Before it Acts Virtual Roundtable Discussion on the Protests and Unrest in Kyrgyzstan
Virtual Roundtable Discussion on the Protests and Unrest in Kyrgyzstan

Virtual Roundtable Discussion on the Protests and Unrest in Kyrgyzstan

  • October 19, 2020
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  • October 19, 2020
  • 11:00 am

Bishkek has seen mass protests since the October 4 parliamentary elections. What started out as peaceful anti-government demonstrations quickly turned violent as the protesters seized government buildings. The president has annulled the fraudulent election results, and has promised to resign after the repeat election takes place. But this has not remedied the still ongoing unrests. Kyrgyzstan remains embroiled in a political crisis. Where is Bishkek headed? What are the possible outcomes of this crisis? Who are the key players among the opposition forces? What is President Jeenbekov’s strategy? How has Moscow reacted to the crisis? We will explore these questions in our discussion with FPRI Fellows Niva Yau and Maximilian Hess, and the director of RFE/RL’s Kyrgyz Service Venera Djumaeva. 

This event is co-sponsored by RFE/RL.