Uzbekistan and the United States

Uzbekistan and the United States

Authoritarianism, Islamism and Washington's Security Agenda

by Shahram Akbarzadeh

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 28/02/2005

  $78.00
Uzbekistan, the most strategically situated Central Asian country, has exhibited the most appalling record on human rights and democratic reforms. Yet, post-September 11, there has been a transformation in US policy. US troops are now stationed there; Washington has put the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan on its list of terrorist organizations; and the Bush administration has promised to triple aid to President Karimov's highly authoritarian regime. This book explores the central question from a longer-term Uzbek point of view: to what extent are closer ties between Washington and Tashkent contributing to political reforms inside Uzbekistan? It describes political events since independence, including the emergence of a radical Islamic opposition; analyses how September 11 has catalysed a transformation in Washington's attitude towards a perceived common Islamic enemy; and examines the possible beginnings of a retreat from Soviet-style politics.
ISBN:
9781842774236
9781842774236
Category:
International relations
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
28-02-2005
Language:
English
Publisher:
Zed Books Ltd
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Pages:
180
Dimensions (mm):
215x135x14mm
Weight:
0.25kg

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