Pointing to Perestroika: Explaining Social Unrest in Tajikistan
June 29, 2016
Pointing to Perestroika: Explaining Social Unrest in Tajikistan
The glasnost–democratization–nationalism argument for unrest in newly-independent Tajikistan leaves out economic factors.
Pointing to Perestroika: Explaining Social Unrest in Tajikistan
Lost and Found in Uzbekistan: The Korean Story, Part 3
June 21, 2016
Lost and Found in Uzbekistan: The Korean Story, Part 3
In the final chapters, the mystery of Fedor Lee is solved and some of the Uzbek Koreans return to North Korea.
Lost and Found in Uzbekistan: The Korean Story, Part 3
Lost and Found in Uzbekistan: The Korean Story, Part 2
June 14, 2016
Lost and Found in Uzbekistan: The Korean Story, Part 2
The story continues as the Koreans transition through life in forced labor camps to building new lives in Uzbekistan.
Lost and Found in Uzbekistan: The Korean Story, Part 2
Lost and Found in Uzbekistan: The Korean Story, Part 1
June 08, 2016
Lost and Found in Uzbekistan: The Korean Story, Part 1
Victoria Kim, in looking into her own history, dives into the story of how Koreans came to Uzbekistan.
Lost and Found in Uzbekistan: The Korean Story, Part 1
Kyrgyz President Warns of Modern Fascists in Russia
May 10, 2016
Kyrgyz President Warns of Modern Fascists in Russia
Victory Day in Central Asia this year was a more subdued affair, with requiems instead of parades.
Kyrgyz President Warns of Modern Fascists in Russia
How Mao Zedong Benefited From the Cuban Missile Crisis
April 08, 2016
How Mao Zedong Benefited From the Cuban Missile Crisis
The Chinese role in Cuba during the Cold War paid dividends domestically for Mao Zedong.
How Mao Zedong Benefited From the Cuban Missile Crisis
Tajikistan Wastes Time Renaming Towns
February 04, 2016
Tajikistan Wastes Time Renaming Towns
What’s in a name? The city edition.
Tajikistan Wastes Time Renaming Towns
Can China Fix Central Asia's Soviet Rail Legacy?
January 14, 2016
Can China Fix Central Asia's Soviet Rail Legacy?
Soviet infrastructure linked the region only to Moscow, will Chinese infrastructure start connecting it to the world?
Can China Fix Central Asia's Soviet Rail Legacy?
Tolkachev, Cold War Spycraft, and Modern Risks for China
December 28, 2015
Tolkachev, Cold War Spycraft, and Modern Risks for China
China should be wary of a Tolkachev-esque figure eroding its strategic position vis-a-vis the United States.
Tolkachev, Cold War Spycraft, and Modern Risks for China
Back to the Future: World Politics Edition
October 21, 2015
Back to the Future: World Politics Edition
What would leaders from 1985 make of the world in 2015?
Back to the Future: World Politics Edition
It’s 2010 in Central Asia, Again
September 18, 2015
It’s 2010 in Central Asia, Again
The Internet, cotton, bus stops and a flash from the past feature in this week’s recommended reads.
It’s 2010 in Central Asia, Again
Was Nuclear Weapon Use in Hiroshima <em>Really</em> a Turning Point in World War 2?
August 06, 2015
Was Nuclear Weapon Use in Hiroshima Really a Turning Point in World War 2?
Bombing Hiroshima and Nagasaki did little to convince Japanese leaders to end the war.
Was Nuclear Weapon Use in Hiroshima Really a Turning Point in World War 2?
Did the ‘World’s Deadliest Tank’ Just Break Down?
May 08, 2015
Did the ‘World’s Deadliest Tank’ Just Break Down?
A new T-14 Armata main battle tank was apparently unable to cross Red Square during parade rehearsals.
Did the ‘World’s Deadliest Tank’ Just Break Down?
Nixon’s Retrospective on the Vietnam War
April 28, 2015
Nixon’s Retrospective on the Vietnam War
The former president had much to say on Vietnam and the failed use of American power.
Nixon’s Retrospective on the Vietnam War
The China-Japan Détente Examined Through the Soviet Prism
December 26, 2014
The China-Japan Détente Examined Through the Soviet Prism
Comparing current Sino-Japanese relations to the Soviet-U.S. thaw of the 1970s.
The China-Japan Détente Examined Through the Soviet Prism
Can China Legitimate Its Would-Be Hegemony in Asia?
August 07, 2014
Can China Legitimate Its Would-Be Hegemony in Asia?
It may dominate the region, but would Chinese hegemony be something more than despotism?
Can China Legitimate Its Would-Be Hegemony in Asia?
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