1 December 2012


Nick Megoran


  • Distrust between Uzbek and Kyrgyz communities remains high, with many segments of Kyrgyz society fearful of the intentions of the Uzbeks, and suspicious of the role of foreign organizations and agencies.

  • In order to avert future violence it is necessary to get to grips with the trajectory of nationalism within the country. 
  • The paper recommends a series of steps that the Kyrgyz government and municipal authorities, Kyrgyz civil society, the Uzbek minority, the government of Uzbekistan, and international donors and actors, can take to help avert future violence by working to limit the negative effects of exclusionary Kyrgyz nationalism, and promote inclusive nationalism.