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Washington Hopes Kyrgyzstan Bites on Compromise Manas Fuel-Supply Offer

US Air Force transport and refueling aircraft sit on the Manas airbase tarmac, also shared by Bishkek International Airport. (Photo: Dean C.K. Cox)

As talks to shape Kyrgyzstan’s next government get underway, the United States has fashioned a compromise fuel-supply arrangement that US officials hope will ensure American and NATO access to the Manas transit center outside Bishkek for at least two more years.

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Deirdre Tynan is a Bishkek-based reporter specializing in Central Asian affairs.

Washington Hopes Kyrgyzstan Bites on Compromise Manas Fuel-Supply Offer

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