Dirty Diplomacy: The Rough and Tumble Adventures of a Scotch Drinking, Skirt Chasing, Dictator Busting and Thoroughly Unrepentant Ambassador Stuck on the Frontline of the War Against Terror

Dirty Diplomacy: The Rough and Tumble Adventures of a Scotch Drinking, Skirt Chasing, Dictator Busting and Thoroughly Unrepentant Ambassador Stuck on the Frontline of the War Against Terror

Craig Murray / Jul 17, 2019

Dirty Diplomacy The Rough and Tumble Adventures of a Scotch Drinking Skirt Chasing Dictator Busting and Thoroughly Unrepentant Ambassador Stuck on the Frontline of the War Against Terror With all the pace and drama of a political thriller Dirty Diplomacy is a riveting account of a young fast living ambassador s battle against a ruthless dictatorship in Central Asia and the craven po

  • Title: Dirty Diplomacy: The Rough and Tumble Adventures of a Scotch Drinking, Skirt Chasing, Dictator Busting and Thoroughly Unrepentant Ambassador Stuck on the Frontline of the War Against Terror
  • Author: Craig Murray
  • ISBN: 9781416548010
  • Page: 353
  • Format: Hardcover
  • With all the pace and drama of a political thriller, Dirty Diplomacy is a riveting account of a young, fast living ambassador s battle against a ruthless dictatorship in Central Asia and the craven political expediency in Washington and London that eventually cost him his job Craig Murray is no ordinary diplomat He enjoys a drink or three, and if it s in the company ofWith all the pace and drama of a political thriller, Dirty Diplomacy is a riveting account of a young, fast living ambassador s battle against a ruthless dictatorship in Central Asia and the craven political expediency in Washington and London that eventually cost him his job Craig Murray is no ordinary diplomat He enjoys a drink or three, and if it s in the company of a pretty girl, so much the better Murray s scant regard for the rules of the game also extends to his job When, in the first few weeks of his posting to the little known Central Asian Republic of Uzbekistan, he comes across photographs of a political dissident who has literally been boiled to death, he ignores diplomatic nicety and calls it for what it is torture of the cruelest sort.Murray soon discovers that this is no one off incident fierce abuse of those opposing the government is rife It s not long before he is tearing around the country in his embassy Land Rover, shaking off Uzbek police tails and crashing through roadblocks to meet with dissidents and expose their persecutors He even confronts the despotic president, Islom Karimov, face to face.But Murray s bosses in London s Foreign Office, ever mindful of their senior partners in Washington, don t want to upset the applecart Karimov is an ally in the newly announced Global War on Terror His country is host to a big American air base The last thing they need is a battling young diplomat stirring things up In Craig Murray, that s exactly what they ve got

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        Craig John Murray is a British political activist, former ambassador to Uzbekistan and former Rector of the University of Dundee.


    178 Comments

    1. very informative, and a good overall intro into the history and politics of central asia. i know people who have worked with murray, though, and they pretty much unanimously agree that he is a pompous arrogant self righteous womanizing alcoholic. and not in a good way.


    2. Diplomacia Suja é um dos livros sobre política mais contundentes que li. Mostra os bastidores da diplomacia britânica, de um ponto de vista privilegiado, já que Murray conta uma história real. Um livro que mostra que os fins, definitivamente, não justificam os meios.


    3. When you mention Uzbekistan to most educated people today they will know, at very least, that it has a horrible human rights record. That knowledge is due largely to the actions & advocacy of Craig Murray (the author of Dirty Diplomacy), the British ambassador to Uzbekistan between 2002 and 2004. Those dates are significant. The post 9-11 build up to the invasion of Iraq was underway when Ambassador Murray arrived at his new post in Tashkent. Britain had decided to back the Bush administrati [...]


    4. I don't even know what book I was looking for when I picked up this one and Blood Makes the Grass Grow Green: A Year in the Desert with Team America, but these were good random finds.Ignore the hyperbolic (American edition) title, and you'll read rather a lot about running a British embassy in a horribly messed up country (Uzbekistan) in the mid-2000s. But, wow, it was hard to put down. I thought I knew something about central Asia but I am not sure it was very much. I certainly didn't realize w [...]


    5. This is why I want to become a diplomat. A British diplomat discovers that all is not as well in Uzbekistan as the Bush administration would have us believe. As partners in the war on terror, the Uzbek government is a valuable ally. But there is a very real danger that ignoring their human rights violations and overall disdain for democracy or civil freedoms will land us with a repeat of the Noriega nightmare.History can tell us something, as long as we are listening, is the author's argument. A [...]


    6. Craig Murray is too ballsy for his own good. That's exactly what we need in the world of international relations! This guy is now officially one of my heroes. Smart, fearless and funny, Murray gives an honest assessment of how political cynisism and delusional thinking have threatened to defeat any real progress in the "War on Terrorism". Meet the new boss, same as the old boss. This book is a must read for everyone interested in current geopolitics.


    7. I found Murray much too crass, but this is something I was already suspecting from the title. He cites a few books I have read and enjoyed in his bibliography, but that doesn't redeem him enough.If curious about Uzbekistan, British ambassadorship, and interacting with Muslims, here's a 2006 book on it, but it's not pretty.


    8. Written from a British Ambassador and sheds some light on lots of issues with the war on terror, government corruption (not just of those in Central Asia but also the US & UK & Russia). Leaves you wanting to know more and having more questions


    9. Somewhat fascinating read from a former British ambassador to Uzbekistan. Best at relating nutty anecdotes of facade of Uzbek attempts at economic reform in order to receive international aid.


    10. Excellent read. It will be outdated soon though. Recommend for everyone concerned with Foreign Policy. Gives great info inside Islam Karimov's regime.





    11. Interesting at times, important but minor contribution to the Bush-Blair legacies ; but also a bit too long


    12. Muito bom! Tem uma sequência e uma linguagem bem coloquial. Não fugiu do tema principal que foi da vida mais pessoal do profissional. Mas bem interessante.




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