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Security and development key in new EUCAM programme
Security and development key in new EUCAM programme

Author(s): Jos Boonstra, Pierre Morel, Alain Délétroz
Contributor(s): Jos Boonstra (Editor), Nafisa Hasanova (Editor), Tika Tsertsvadze (Editor)
Subject(s): Government/Political systems, International relations/trade, Security and defense, Social development, Sociology of Politics, Geopolitics
Published by: CEPS Centre for European Policy Studies
Keywords: European Union; Central Asia; foreign policy; international relations; EUCAM programme; monitoring programme; democracy; social development; security;
Summary/Abstract: It is a pleasure to introduce a new EUCAM Watch as part of the new Europe-Central Asia Monitoring programme. Much has happened in Central Asia since February 2010 when we concluded our first EUCAM cycle, especially in the sphere of security and stability. Most notable of course are the radical changes that took place in Kyrgyzstan which were quickly followed by an outbreak of ethnic violence in June last year. Almost a year after the violence, this small mountainous republic is slowly regaining some stability having installed a new Constitution and conducted peaceful and reasonably free and fair elections. While attention has been devoted to installing a new – more democratic and less corrupt – government in reaction to Bakiyev’s ousting, the root causes of the ethnic violence need to be further addressed in a follow up to the Kiljunen report. Distrust between Kyrgyz and Uzbek populations will threaten the southwest of the country as long as no intense reconciliation process is embarked upon.

  • Page Count: 8
  • Publication Year: 2011
  • Language: English