The following transcript is of a speech that Peter Scott delivered in Russia that addresses the role that NATO and Western oil companies play in the former USSR states that sit next to Russia.
Regions / Kyrgyz Republic
After ethnic rioting erupted in Kyrgyzstan this summer, continued international engagement in the country is crucial to reduce the likelihood that violence will break out again, causing more casualties and unpredictable consequences for regional stability.
In the aftermath of the violence in Kyrgyzstan this summer, women are again coming together for common action.
Kyrgyzstan has little in the way of wealth or natural resources, but it has what every real estate agent looks for: location, location, location.
The government and opposition are squaring off in Kyrgyzstan.
The United States has treated the region primarily as a convenient staging base for its Afghan campaign, and all regimes have felt confident enough to use the threat of Islamic fundamentalism and al Qaeda to continue in their old ways.