The United States will only exacerbate the threat of terrorism in Central Asia if it continues to encourage the region's leaders to combat radical Islamic groups with greater militancy rather than with increased economic opportunities and something other than rhetorical respect for human rights.
The Middle Easternization of Central Asia
Pauline Jones Luong is an assistant professor of political science at Yale University. Her books include Institutional Change and Political Continuity in Post-Soviet Central Asia: Power, Perceptions, and Pacts (Cambridge University Press, 2002) and an edited volume, The Transformation of Central Asia: States and Societies from Soviet Rule to Independence (Cornell University Press, 2003).
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Pauline Jones Luong; The Middle Easternization of Central Asia. Current History 1 October 2003; 102 (666): 333–340. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/curh.2003.102.666.333
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