An Important Message from Iran

by Nathan Hamm on 7/16/2007

Iran let Kyrgyzstan know that by attempting to increase its influence in Central Asia, the United States is violating the rights of the region’s states. This brings up an important set of questions. As an especially Satanic nation of nonbelievers, do US attempts to increase its influences carry with them the special quality of violating others’ rights? Or, is Mr. Borujerdi unaware that by trying to bring a Kyrgyz official around to the Iranian point of view on international politics, he is perpetrating a grave harm against the gentle people of Kyrgyzstan?

On a slightly unrelated point, Kyrgyzstan apparently supports full Iranian membership in the SCO. The more the merrier, I say. It just adds in more fault lines for the whole organization to collapse along.

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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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