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BOOK REVIEWS & ARTICLES

Time of the Poisoners
A thorough account of the killings of Ukrainian nationalists by the KGB brings up parallels between the Russia of the 1950s and today.
By Taras Kuzio
23 May 2017
Tajik Book Ban Seen as Targeting Radical Literature

On a related note, will mandatory attendance at the theater improve the Tajik police’s poor human rights record?

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19 April 2017
Can Russia Be Remade From Below?

Douglas Rogers' book on the role of oil as a source for state-building in the Perm region suggests more diverse trajectories for Russian political development than commonly assumed.

By Andre Haertel
7 February 2017
Two Stories From a Cosmopolitan Caucasus

Post-colonial theory has reshaped the ways we read world literatures, but has yet to make its mark on a richly diverse part of Eurasia.

By Rebecca Gould
14 December 2016
The Traumatic Birth of a Crimean Nation
How tradition, ethnic cleansing, and a difficult return home helped mold one people’s identity under the Soviet Union and after.
By Lincoln Mitchell
22 November 2016
Kosovo’s Booby-Trapped Field of Dreams

Serbian scholar Ivan Colovic’s new book is a powerful study of the struggle for mythmaking rights to a signal event in Balkan history.

By Uffe Andersen
22 September 2016
Proxy War for the Soul of Kazakhstan
Once a high roller on the political scene, now a wanted man, a former Almaty mayor makes his case for heroic status alongside the country’s founding father.
By Robert A. Saunders
16 September 2016
Beauty and the East
Is it time to kick our addiction to ruin porn? From The Calvert Journal.
By Jamie Rann
6 September 2016
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