October 31, 2010
Appeasing the Uzbek Dictator
Erich Follath & Christian Neef, Der Spiegel
Uzbekistan is both a nation of terror led by brutal dictator Islam Karimov and a partner of the West that is an important staging ground for NATO's war in Afghanistan. Its story is best told through the eyes of two men -- the flamboyant former British ambassador and the current top German diplomat in the country.