Former Soviet republics are not really known for peaceful, democratic transitions. Will Bishkek turn the tide?
Although Central Asia holds many strategic advantages for India, not much has been done to take this forward. But recent developments in our neighbourhood could serve as the much-needed wake up call to New Delhi to pursue its regional policy plans.
As Kyrgyzstan prepares for another referendum for constitutional reforms on December 11, The Wire analyses what lies ahead for the former Soviet republic six years after its revolution.
Uzbekistan goes to the polls on Sunday to elect a successor to the late Islam Karimov, but the result is foregone.