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Prospects for Democracy in Central Asia

Electoral revolt, such as the events in Kyrgyzstan, is unusual for former Soviet bloc countries of Central Asia. Martha Brill Olcott, a senior associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, discusses prospects for democracy in the region.

Copyright 2005 NPR

Corrected: March 31, 2005 at 2:26 PM EST
Some listeners may have heard a version of this story that incorrectly said Kyrgyzstan borders Afghanistan. That mistake was corrected for later broadcasts.