By Philip Shishkin
Philip Shishkin, a prize-winning journalist with large on-the-ground event within the tumultuous sector above Afghanistan’s northern border, focuses normally on Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan. either countries have struggled with the large demanding situations of post-Soviet autonomous statehood; either grew to become entangled in America’s Afghan crusade whilst U.S. army bases have been demonstrated inside their borders. whilst, the area was once constructing right into a key smuggling hub for Afghanistan’s booming heroin exchange. in the course of the eyes of neighborhood participants—the strong and the powerless—Shishkin reconstructs how Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan have ricocheted among severe repression and democratic strivings, how alliances with the U.S. and Russia have introduced combined benefits, and the way Stalin’s legacy of ethnic gerrymandering incites clash even now.
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