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Kyrgyzstan’s Unrest Linked to Clan Rivalries

by Alisher Khamidov BISHKEK, 6 June (EurasiaNet)–Political unrest continues to buffet Kyrgyzstan, as protestors on 5 June again blocked the main Bishkek-Osh highway. Some local analysts say the recent tension is rooted in rivalries between the country’s clans, in reality vast patronage networks that are related to ethnic and geographic factors. Various clans, especially those […]