30 October 2000 Uzbekistan: Transition to Authoritarianism on the Silk Road by Neil Melvin. United Kingdom: Harwood Academic Publishers, 2000. 129 pages, in English. Western governments regularly criticize the strong-arm tactics of Uzbek President Islam Karimov and urge that he loosen his grip on the system. Karimov retorts that he must maintain tight control, so […]

You have reached a premium content area of TOL. To read this entire article please login if you are already a TOL subscriber.

Not a subscriber?

Subscribe today for access to:
Full access to the website, including premium articles videos, country reports and searchable archives (containing over 25,000 articles).

You can subscribe here to gain access to the entire website.