Kyrgyzstan & Tajikistan: Memo from a Fergana Flashpoint

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Kyrgyz border troops patrol a road on disputed territory connecting Ak-Sai with Kyrgyzstan and Vorukh with Tajikistan.

Men in fatigues face off across a small bridge inside a gorge: On the higher ground, a dozen Kyrgyz special forces and border guards are encamped in an apricot orchard; less than 15 meters away, a handful of uniformed and unidentified Tajiks stare back through binoculars, their Kalashnikovs locke

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David Trilling is EurasiaNet's Central Asia editor.

Kyrgyzstan & Tajikistan: Memo from a Fergana Flashpoint

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