[sad little kyrgyzstan]

Topic: Inner Asia

From the November/December 2004 issue of Foreign Affairs:

“Saving Iraq From Its Oil,” an essay published in the July/August issue, included Kyrgyzstan on a list of “less-developed countries with significant oil and natural gas resources.” Kyrgyzstan does not have abundant oil or natural gas resources.

What Kyrgyzstan does have is a predominantly agricultural economy, a per capita income of $330 , and trouble with Uzbekistan.

Oh, and a smattering of Koreans. (And no, I don’t know what they mean when they say that the Republic of Korea’s embassy has provided “fiction worth $15,000.” Maybe a few very good short stories?)