by Nathan Hamm on 12/8/2003

I’VE ALREADY TOUCHED ON why Hesiod is misguided.

I assume that if those who supported the invasion of Iraq
on “humanitarian” grounds, oppose an invasion of Uzbekistan to remove
Islam Karimov from power…it must mean they “support” Karimov and his
murderous regime.

Wrong. 12 years of violated agreements and a naked hatred for us makes a difference. But anyway, see here for my feelings on this. I also dealt with related issues here and here.
I’m not going to lie and try to paint a sunny picture of the state of
human rights in Uzbekistan, but I will re-iterate, scale matters.

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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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