June 30, 2010

According to “Uncertain Kyrgyzstan: Rebalancing U.S. Policy” by Patriciu Eurasia Center Director Ross Wilson, and Vice President and International Security Program Director Damon Wilson, the international community is failing to respond in ways commensurate with the crisis.
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Current proposals within the OSCE are too modest to meet the challenge at hand. The OSCE led a far more robust set of activities during the Balkans crises, and the United States, Russia, Kazakhstan and the European Union should support the organization assuming a more ambitious response to the Kyrgyz crisis. This issue brief proposes urgent recommendations for U.S. policy.

Related Eurasia Task Force Documents:

  • Behind the Eight Ball: Deciding on an OSCE Summit

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Ambassador Ross Wilson is Director of the Patriciu Eurasia Center at the Atlantic Council.  As a career foreign service officer, he formerly managed Central Asia policy at the State Department and served as Ambassador to Turkey and Azerbaijan.

Damon Wilson is Vice President and Director of the International Security Program at the Atlantic Council.  He formerly served as a career official in the U.S. government, most recently as Senior Director for European Affairs at the National Security Council, during which he was responsible for OSCE issues.

The authors serve as Project Directors for the Council’s Task Force on Eurasia as Part of Transatlantic Security.  The views expressed do not necessarily represent the views of the Atlantic Council or all task force members.

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