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Latest Uzbekistan Items
President Obama's decision to pull all U.S. forces out of Iraq by Dec. 31 is an "absolute disaster" that puts the burgeoning Arab democracy at risk of an Iranian "strangling," said an architect of the 2007 troop surge that turned around a losing war.
The commander of the U.S. Cyber Command said Thursday that he does not favor giving the United Nations the power to regulate the Internet.
The Senate Appropriations Committee last week approved a waiver to restrictions on military aid to the Uzbek government in a move to help enhance supply routes to American troops in Afghanistan, but opponents say it will only prop up the autocratic Uzbek regime.
Uzbekistan celebrated the 20th anniversary of its independence earlier this month, but many say there is little to celebrate.
The runway show of Gulnara Karimova, the daughter of Uzbekistan's authoritarian leader, took place Thursday across town from official Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week amid protests alleging forced child labor in the cotton fields of her home country.
Glamour queen. International diplomat. Plunderer of the poor. Gulnara Karimova has been called all of these things. But all the eldest daughter of Uzbekistan's aging authoritarian leader appears to want is for people to like her.
Glamour queen. International diplomat. Plunderer of the poor.
Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton warned Tuesday of growing religious intolerance in Arab nations that overthrew autocratic governments this year.
The producers of New York's Fashion Week have canceled a show scheduled for next week by the daughter of the president of Uzbekistan amid pressure from a human rights group and a planned protest over the use of child labor in her country.