What Lies Ahead for Central Asia? | Freedom House

What Lies Ahead for Central Asia?

Experts on Central Asia tend to be pessimistic about the region's prospects for democracy. Yet it is "the soft bigotry of low expectations that may well prove the pundits wrong—if not tomorrow, then increasingly by the year 2030," Sam Patten, senior program manager for Eurasia at Freedom House, stated on Oct. 29 at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill's Center for Slavic, Eurasian, and East European Studies. To learn more, read the complete text of Patten's remarks, "The Improbable Course of Freedom in Central Asia."

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