Uzbekistan and the United States

Uzbekistan and the United States

by Shahram Akbarzadeh

Epub (Kobo), Epub (Adobe) Publication Date: 04/07/2013

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Uzbekistan, the most strategically situated Central Asian country, has exhibited the most appalling record on human rights and democratic reforms. Yet, post-September 11, a transformation in US policy has suddenly taken place: 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 unique study 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? Dr Akbarzadeh describes political events since independence, including the emergence of a radical Islamic opposition. He analyses how September 11 has catalysed a transformation in Washington‘s attitude as it perceived a common Islamic enemy, and he examines the possible beginnings of a retreat from Soviet-style politics.

ISBN:
9781848137998
9781848137998
Category:
International relations
Format:
Epub (Kobo), Epub (Adobe)
Publication Date:
04-07-2013
Language:
English
Publisher:
Zed Books

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