“Curt Weldon, you ignorant jackass”

by Nathan Hamm on 8/29/2003

“Curt Weldon, you ignorant jackass”
US troops have no reason to leave Uzbekistan. That’s all well and good, but with leaders like Curt Weldon, we aren’t using our involvement in the country intelligently:

Weldon said Wednesday that he had ‚€œunbelievably
positive‚€ meetings with Uzbek officials and received assurances that
the Uzbek government was committed to political and economic reforms.
He met with Uzbek President Islam Karimov and Foreign Minister Sadyk
Safayev.

If he was taken in by them, it shows that our relationship with Uzbekistan is being steered by the incredibly naive.


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Nathan is the founder and Principal Analyst for Registan, which he launched in 2003. He was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Uzbekistan 2000-2001 and received his MA in Central Asian Studies from the University of Washington in 2007. Since 2007, he has worked full-time as an analyst, consulting with private and government clients on Central Asian affairs, specializing in how socio-cultural and political factors shape risks and opportunities and how organizations can adjust their strategic and operational plans to account for these variables. More information on Registan's services can be found here, and Nathan can be contacted via Twitter or email.

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