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KennanX Episode 13: Protests on the Silk Road: Analyzing Central Asia with the Oxus Society

December 18, 2020

In October 2020, Kyrgyzstan’s capital was rocked by protests following an allegedly rigged parliamentary election, ultimately resulting in the resignation of Kyrgyz president Sooronbay Jeenbekov. In this episode of KennanX, Jill Dougherty explores the political geography and changing societal dynamics in Kyrgyzstan and Central Asia with Edward Lemon, President of the Oxus Society for Central Asian Affairs and Research Assistant Professor at The Bush School of Government and Public Service, Texas A&M University, Washington D.C. Campus, and Bradley Jardine, Schwarzman Scholar at the Wilson Center’s Kissinger Institute on China and the United States and Research Consultant with the Oxus Society for Central Asian Affairs.

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