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Shahram Akbarzadeh - Uzbekistan and the United States - 9781842774229 - V9781842774229
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Uzbekistan and the United States

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Description for Uzbekistan and the United States Hardcover. Concerns the about-turn in US foreign policy towards Uzbekistan since 9/11. Num Pages: 180 pages, maps. BIC Classification: 1FCU; 1KBB; JPS. Category: (G) General (US: Trade); (P) Professional & Vocational. Dimension: 225 x 145 x 19. Weight in Grams: 348.
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 ... Read more

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About Shahram Akbarzadeh
Shahram Akbarzadeh is a senior lecturer in global politics at the School of Political and Social Inquiry, Monash University, Australia. He has researched and published on Central Asia affairs for a decade. Akbarzadeh co-authored the Historical Dictionary of Tajikistan (2002) and co-edited Muslim Communities in Australia (2001) and Islam and Political Legitimacy (2003).

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'The more or less great games of Central Asia on occasion produce strange alliances. One of the stranger marriages of convenience is the match between Uzbekistan and the US. Shahram Akbarzadeh reviews its evolution, motives, strengths and pitfalls succinctly in this neat, well-researched and timely monograph. The book usefully contains documents which are difficult to obtain elsewhere.' Europe-Asia Studies ... Read more

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