By Craig Murray
With all of the speed and drama of a political mystery, Dirty Diplomacy is a riveting account of a tender, fast-living ambassador's conflict opposed to a ruthless dictatorship in important Asia and the craven political expediency in Washington and London that at last fee him his activity.
Craig Murray is not any traditional diplomat. He enjoys a drink or 3, and if it's within the corporation of a beautiful lady, lots the higher. Murray's scant regard for the principles of the sport additionally extends to his task. whilst, within the first few weeks of his posting to the little-known crucial Asian Republic of Uzbekistan, he comes throughout images of a political dissident who has actually been boiled to loss of life, he ignores diplomatic nicety and calls it for what it's: torture of the most harsh kind.
Murray quickly discovers that this is often no one-off incident: fierce abuse of these opposing the govt. is rife. It's no longer lengthy sooner than he's tearing round the kingdom in his embassy Land Rover, shaking off Uzbek police tails and crashing via roadblocks to fulfill with dissidents and reveal their persecutors. He even confronts the despotic president, Islom Karimov, face-to-face.
yet Murray's bosses in London's overseas workplace, ever conscious in their senior companions in Washington, don't are looking to disappointed the applecart. Karimov is an best friend within the newly introduced international battle on Terror. His nation is host to an incredible American air base. the very last thing they wish is a combating younger diplomat stirring issues up. In Craig Murray, that's precisely what they've got...
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