(see also Russia: Soviet Regime & Central Asia General)
CIA World Factbook. Includes map.
Human Rights & Terrorism in Central Asian OSCE Member States, n.a. International Helskini Federation for Human Rights (12/10/01). Impact of anti-terrorist measures on human rights; details abuses in specific countries
On the Web: Specialized Sites
In the Library: Articles
Andreev, N. "Kirgizstan: grappling with democracy," Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists 50,1 (1-2/94):52-55.
Banks, J. & R. Ebel. "Kyrgyzstan: problems, opportunities," Oil & Gas Journal (3/15/93):26-27.
Bloch, P.C. "Kyrgyzstan: almost done, what next?" Problems of Post-Communism 49,1 (1-2/02):53-62.
Brown, Bess. "Kazakhstan & Kyrgyzstan on the road to democracy," RFE-RL Research Report 1,48 (12/4/92):20-23.
__________ & John Tedstrom. "Kazakhstan & Kyrgyzstan: Central Asia's leaders," RFE-RL Research Report 1,17 (4/24/92):58-64.
Desruisseaux, Paul. "Kyrgyzstan's education minister plunges in with an ambitious blueprint for reform," Chronicle of Higher Education 38,29 (3/25/92):A35-37.
Huskey, Eugene. "Kyrgyzstan leaves the ruble zone," RFE-RL Research Report 2,35 (9/3/93):38-44.
Shukurov, E. & A. Tabyshalieva. "Kyrgyzstan: factors in the destabilization & stabilization of ethnoconfessional peace," Anthropology & Archeology of Eurasia 36,2 (fall 97):8-30.
Pilkington, John. "Kyrgyzstan: a tale of two journeys," Geographical Magazine 65,4 (4/93):8-13.
Pryde, Ian. "Kyrgyzstan: secularism vs. Islam," World Today 48,11 (11/92):208-11.
__________. "Kyrgyzstan: the trials of independence," Journal of Democracy 5,1 (1/94):109-21.
__________. "Kyrgyzstan's slow progress to reform," World Today 51,6 (6/95):115-19.
In the Library: Non-Fiction Books
Abazov, Rafis. The Formation of Post-Soviet International Politics in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Uzbekistan (Seattle: U. Washington, 1999).
__________. Foreign Policy Formation in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan & Uzbekistan : Perceptions & Expert Assessments (Victoria NSW: Contemporary Europe Research Centre, 2000).
Akaev, Askar Akaevich. Kyrgyzstan: An Economy in Transition (Canberra: Australian National U, 2001).
Anderson, John. Kyrgyzstan: Central Asia's Island of Democracy (Amsterdam: Harwood Academic, 1999).
Bacon, Elizabeth E. Central Asians under Russian Rule: A Study in Cultural Change  (Ithaca: Cornell, 1980).
Bradley, Pamela J. (ed.) Kyrgyzstan (1992).
Bremmer, Ian. & Ray Taras (eds.) New States, New Politics: Building the Post-Soviet Nations (NY: Campridge, 1997).
Landau, Jacob M. Politics of Language in the Ex-Soviet Muslim States: Azerbayjan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan & Tajikistan (Ann Arbor : U. Michigan, 2001).
Mandelbaum, Michael (ed.) Central Asia & the World: Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan & Turkmenistan (NY: Council on Foreign Relations, 1994).
Mikhalev, Vladimir. Kyrgyzstan: A Case of Social Stratification (Helsinki: UNU World Institute for Development Economics Research, 1999).
In the Library: Fiction
Kasymbekov, Tologon. The Broken Sword (trans. David Foreman & Sergei Sosinsky; Moscow: Progress, 1980).
In the Library: Poetry
In the Library: Photography
"Bride Kidnapping in Kirgyzstan" , dir. Petr Lom, 51m. From First Run/Icarus.