Commentary on the Politics, History and Culture of the Middle East and Central Asia, by Brian Ulrich
Saturday, January 12, 2008
The New Parliament
I really didn't pay much attention to last month's parliamentary elections in Kyrgyzstan, which were won decisively by the party of President Kurmanbek Bakiyev. Predictably, there are nor fears that the body will simply become a rubber stamp to a strong executive. I'm sure it will. Next question?
I am an Associate Professor in History at Shippensburg University, where I teach courses in Middle Eastern and world history. My two major research areas are the Middle East from the 7th through 10th centuries and the Persian Gulf from ancient times to the present. Nothing on this site represents an official position of Shippensburg University.