Автор: Thomas McCray
Издательство: Chelsea House Publications
Размер: 4 Мб
Год издания: 2004
On Christmas Day of 1991, the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR), an area covering all of northern Asia and half of Europe and a principal adversary of the United States and its allies, broke apart and collapsed.
The long and bitter cold war, a defining struggle in world affairs for a half-century, simply ended. Now, years later, the United States and its allies are again spending tremendous military, economic, and political resources in an attempt to achieve peace—this time in southern and southwestern Asia. U.S. involvement in Iraq and Afghanistan, with Palestine and Israel, with Turkey and Iran, and with Pakistan and India has achieved a level that some now call a “new defining struggle in world affairs.” In a pocket of territory located between these two great centers of strategic importance lies a country that stands apart from both of them. That country is Uzbekistan.