Thursday, June 09, 2005

What is to be done in Uzbekistan?

Nathan Hamm answers Michael J. Totten's call to dump Uzbek president Islam Karimov, in a thoughtful discussion of the difficulties facing American policy towards this Central Asian nation in the aftermath of the Andijan massacre. Nathan's bottom line is handle with care:

Uzbekistan's success is as important if not more important to Central Asia's future as Afghanistan. It's worth taking plenty of time to figure out the best way to proceed.