We're starting to hear from people we know in Kyrgyzstan. It's interesting to see the different reactions. I wasn't really worried about anyone, since most of our friends would have been in their homes through the worst of it, but I know some of the students we knew were involved in everything.
It's also interesting to see the different ways the media is spinning this. There's a lot about the air base in US news, and some saying that what happened this past week was anti-American or somehow supported by Russia. I don't think it was either. Even if the new government kicked the US out from the air base and gave it to Russia, I wouldn't.
And there are rumors that a parliamentary system could be set up. That's all premature, since Bakiev is still out there, but the current interim government has some good people in it.