Tashkent has made an offer to settle the Sokh question once and for all. Satybaldiev’s government needs to reciprocate in good faith. We take the recent talks as a sign that it intends to do so.
Just as the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict continues to serve as a drag on two countries’ potentially bright futures, so does the Sokh enclave hamper local and national development in Central Asia.
Bishkek must demonstrate that it is able to capably and reliably govern if it wants the nation as a whole to prosper. It is now up to Satybaldiev to confirm the faith they have shown, and fulfill the hopes of a nation.