Monocolumn: Guns, Nightclubs And A New Government

Monocolumn: Guns, Nightclubs And A New Government
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“Who owns the Bacardi Bar in Bishkek?” is not the type of question that generally troubles the sort of UN and World Bank diplomats who gathered in the Kyrgyz Republic’s capital for this week’s donor conference.

Monocle
  • 29 july 2010

Monocolumn- Guns, Nightclubs And A New Government

Monocolumn is Monocle’s daily bulletin of news and opinion. Catch up with previous editions here.

“Who owns the Bacardi Bar in Bishkek?” is not the type of question that generally troubles the sort of UN and World Bank diplomats who gathered in the Kyrgyz Republic’s capital for this week’s donor conference. But as they agreed to plonk $1.1bn (€845m) into the hands of the new government, with little supervision, it is one that matters.

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