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BBC News Feed: Uzbekistan


Uzbekistan: Threat or Menace? That's the question that western powers engaging with this barely post-Soviet nation have to answer. Like many an unpleasant dictatorship that has slipped beneath the world's radar, Uzbekistan keeps the lid on a pressure cooker of poverty, ethnic hostility and political resentment by applying the screws to a vaguely defined external threat, currently "Islamic extremists", who may be a convenient fiction, or all too real.

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