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


With all of the velocity 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 expense him his task.
Craig Murray isn't any traditional diplomat. He enjoys a drink or 3, and if it's within the corporation of a beautiful woman, 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 valuable Asian Republic of Uzbekistan, he comes throughout images of a political dissident who has actually been boiled to demise, he ignores diplomatic nicety and calls it for what it truly is: torture of the harshest style.
Murray quickly discovers that this can be no one-off incident: fierce abuse of these opposing the govt is rife. It's now not lengthy sooner than he's tearing round the nation in his embassy Land Rover, shaking off Uzbek police tails and crashing via roadblocks to satisfy with dissidents and divulge their persecutors. He even confronts the despotic president, Islom Karimov, face-to-face.
yet Murray's bosses in London's international workplace, ever aware in their senior companions in Washington, don't are looking to disappointed the applecart. Karimov is an best friend within the newly introduced worldwide conflict on Terror. His nation is host to a massive American air base. the very last thing they wish is a struggling with younger diplomat stirring issues up. In Craig Murray, that's precisely what they've got...

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