Central Asia: October 23, 2002


The political situation continues to deteriorate in the region, with corruption and abuse of power continuing and popular unrest becoming more public and violent. The US is urging the dictators of the region to shape up, but these guys do not appear to know how. American Special Forces have been visiting most of the Central Asian nations for the last few years and report a complex tangle of grievances and poor government that is generating the unrest. At the moment it's not a matter of if more rebel organizations appear, but when. There are non-religious reform groups now competing with the more feared Islamic ones. 


Article Archive

Central Asia: Current 2012 2011 2010 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 



Help Keep Us Soaring

We need your help! Our subscription base has slowly been dwindling. We need your help in reversing that trend. We would like to add 20 new subscribers this month.

Each month we count on your subscriptions or contributions. You can support us in the following ways:

  1. Make sure you spread the word about us. Two ways to do that are to like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.
  2. Subscribe to our daily newsletter. We’ll send the news to your email box, and you don’t have to come to the site unless you want to read columns or see photos.
  3. You can contribute to the health of StrategyPage. A contribution is not a donation that you can deduct at tax time, but a form of crowdfunding. We store none of your information when you contribute..
Subscribe   Contribute   Close