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Lost and Found in Uzbekistan: The Korean Story, Part 3
June 21, 2016

Lost and Found in Uzbekistan: The Korean Story, Part 3

By Victoria Kim
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 2
June 14, 2016

Lost and Found in Uzbekistan: The Korean Story, Part 2

By Victoria Kim
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 1
June 08, 2016

Lost and Found in Uzbekistan: The Korean Story, Part 1

By Victoria Kim
Victoria Kim, in looking into her own history, dives into the story of how Koreans came to Uzbekistan.

Kyrgyz President Warns of Modern Fascists in Russia
May 10, 2016

Kyrgyz President Warns of Modern Fascists in Russia

By Catherine Putz
Victory Day in Central Asia this year was a more subdued affair, with requiems instead of parades.

How Mao Zedong Benefited From the Cuban Missile Crisis
April 08, 2016

How Mao Zedong Benefited From the Cuban Missile Crisis

By Robert Farley
The Chinese role in Cuba during the Cold War paid dividends domestically for Mao Zedong.
Tajikistan Wastes Time Renaming Towns
February 04, 2016

Tajikistan Wastes Time Renaming Towns

By Catherine Putz
What’s in a name? The city edition.

Can China Fix Central Asia's Soviet Rail Legacy?
January 14, 2016

Can China Fix Central Asia's Soviet Rail Legacy?

By Catherine Putz
Soviet infrastructure linked the region only to Moscow, will Chinese infrastructure start connecting it to the world?
Tolkachev, Cold War Spycraft, and Modern Risks for China
December 28, 2015

Tolkachev, Cold War Spycraft, and Modern Risks for China

By Robert Farley
China should be wary of a Tolkachev-esque figure eroding its strategic position vis-a-vis the United States.

Back to the Future: World Politics Edition
October 21, 2015

Back to the Future: World Politics Edition

By Gregory Shtraks
What would leaders from 1985 make of the world in 2015?

It’s 2010 in Central Asia, Again
September 18, 2015

It’s 2010 in Central Asia, Again

By Catherine Putz
The Internet, cotton, bus stops and a flash from the past feature in this week’s recommended reads.

Was Nuclear Weapon Use in Hiroshima Really a Turning Point in World War 2?
August 06, 2015

Was Nuclear Weapon Use in Hiroshima Really a Turning Point in World War 2?

By Ankit Panda
Bombing Hiroshima and Nagasaki did little to convince Japanese leaders to end the war.
Did the ‘World’s Deadliest Tank’ Just Break Down?
May 08, 2015

Did the ‘World’s Deadliest Tank’ Just Break Down?

By Franz-Stefan Gady
A new T-14 Armata main battle tank was apparently unable to cross Red Square during parade rehearsals.

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