I haven't written about Kyrgyz politics in a while. But that doesn't mean that there isn't plenty going on in Kyrgyzstan. In fact, things aren't going well at all. But of course, things weren't going well earlier this year and Bakiev managed to weather that pretty well, and I think there's a good chance he'll get through this round of strife. But I'm not making any predictions, because you never know with Kyrgyzstan. And who knows? There are demonstrations planned for November 2nd. Maybe Kulov will drop Bakiev. Maybe Bakiev will threaten the demonstrators again. Or maybe Kyrgysztan will join up with Russia again. If Russia wants it.