Monday, August 11, 2003

Central Asia

Matthew Yglesias has a lengthy post about the developing U.S. relationship with Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan and why it might not be such a good idea. It's definitely worth checking out. I feel like we're repeating in Central Asia some of the same sorts of mistakes we made in the Middle East: Supporting dictators whose foreign policy we like, allowing them to crush mainstream dissent, and ultimately pushing the population toward anti-American Islamism.


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