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Uzbekistan May Look to Russia for Aid

The U.S. State Department’s decision to cut aid to Uzbekistan, its strategic Central Asian ally in the war on terror, may push it to seek closer ties with Russia and China, analysts said Wednesday. The State Department on Tuesday decided not to certify Uzbekistan for military and economic aid of up to US$18 million this year because of a “lack of progress on democratic reform and restrictions put on U.S. assistance partners on the ground.” U.S. law requires a human rights certification from the secretary of state before appropriated foreign aid money can be dispersed. Full Story

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