Eurasia Foundation, RFE/RL and Foreign Policy's Democracy Lab invite you to a briefing and Google Hangout:


Restless Valley:

Revolution, Murder and Intrigue in the Heart of Central Asia

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

9:00-10:15 AM


RFE/RL - Washington
1201 Connecticut Ave NW, 4th Floor
[entrance on Rhode Island Ave NW, next to St. Matthew's Cathedral]


Featuring author
Philip Shishkin
Former reporter for The Wall Street Journal, Fellow at the Asia Society

Discussants (by videolink from Prague)
Aida Kasymalieva 
Correspondent, RFE/RL Kyrgyz Service

Alisher Sidikov
Director, RFE/RL Uzbek Service

Moderated by
Joshua Foust
Young Professionals Network, Eurasia Foundation and Freelance Writer

Restless Valley has the makings of a gripping thriller: revolutions, massacres, civil war, drug-smuggling, brazen corruption, contract hits and larger-than-life characters who may be villains…or heroes…or possibly both. 

Yet Philip Shishkin’s new book is not a novel. Join Shishkin, two top RFE/RL experts on Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan, and moderator Joshua Foust in a discussion of this firsthand account of Central Asia’s unfolding history from 2005 to the present.

Come and be a part of the live audience or watch the discussion onGoogle+ and YouTube.


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