We would be remiss in neglecting the real crisis which has enveloped Kyrgystan in the last few weeks. Part of the problem, was determining if it was a story at all. Political turmoil in Central Asia is so threadbare, it borders on the cliche.
Nevertheless, it seems as if the non-crisis that could have been a crisis, if it wasn't a crisis in the first place, has diminished.
As IWPR reports, "Just as the stand-off between President Kurmanbek Bakiev and his opponents began to look irreversible, and police moved in to separate crowds of pro-and anti-government supporters, parliament came up with a consensus version of the constitution which lies at the heart of this dispute."
While this solution does not make good on the the institutional, social, and political promises which the "Tulip Revolution" has failed to deliver, the threat of street violence has subsided....for now.
Also in the "is it a story?" file, Gender Discrimination in Kyrgystan, you be the judge...