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Two thousand people murdered, a half million left homeless—that’s the bottom line following a week of horrendous terrorist violence in Kyrgyzstan. The nation has given both the United States and the Russian Federation air bases on its soil, but are Obama and Medvedev prepared to do anything to help their ally? That’s one question that will face the two presidents when they hold their White House summit next week. At CNN, together with former Kyrgyz ambassador Baktybek Abdrisaev, I furnish a checklist of things that Russia and America could do together to help resolve this security crisis.
More from Scott Horton:
Six Questions — October 18, 2014, 8:00 pm
Nathaniel Raymond on CIA interrogation techniques.
Mark Denbeaux on the NCIS cover-up of three “suicides” at Guantánamo Bay Detention Camp
From the June 2014 issue
Amount that President Obama has added to America’s “brand value” according to the Nation Brands Index:
A study suggested that the health effects of exposure to nuclear radiation at Chernobyl were no worse than ill health resulting from smoking and normal urban air pollution.
A former New York City police officer who had been arrested in 2012 for exchanging online messages about cooking women alive and eating them, and for illegally accessing data about potential victims in law-enforcement databases, was sentenced to time served.
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