with Neil Melvin, Director of Program Armed Conflict and Conflict Management, SIPRI
Over the last two decades, Kyrgyzstan has experienced two major outbreaks of violence involving the main ethnic communities in the country: the Kyrgyz and the Uzbeks. These violent incidentshave generally been viewed as ethnic conflicts and much of the response to the violence from thegovernment, local communities, and the international community has been framed within thisunderstanding. At the same time, Kyrgyzstan has also experienced other, less significant violent events and political crises that have often been linked temporally to the “ethnic conflicts”. This suggests that a full understanding of the nature of armed conflict in Kyrgyzstan and the involvement of ethnic communities in violence at a minimum requires a broader examination of the context of the violence. Neil Melvin is director of Program Armed Conflict and Conflict Management at the StockholmInternational Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), and has also worked at a variety of leading policy institutes in Europe.
Regional Cooperation in Central Asia: Nurturing from the Ground
Sanaam Naraghi-Anderlini Co-Founder of International Civil Society Action Network(ICAN), and Senior Fellow, MIT Center for International Studies
The Central Asia Program and SIPRI North America have the pleasure to invite you to the Second Central Asia Fellowship Seminar. The seminar will be followed by a reception.
Ensuring Freedom from State Violence in the Kyrgyz Republic
with Dr. Farhad Aliyev, Central Asia-Caucasus Institute
with Anita Sengupta, Maulana Abul Kalam Azad Institute of Asian Studies, Kolkata, India