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October 2019
Belarus’s Winding Path to a Post-Soviet Identity
by Nelly Bekus
“Some of the state’s recent initiatives have sought to reappropriate ethno-cultural and pre-Soviet history and tradition, shaping a new politics of identity.”

October 2019
Azerbaijan’s Missed Opportunities
by Farid Guliyev
“The consequences of this missed opportunity are serious and will be felt in the not-so-distant future when the oil deposits have drained away.”

October 2019
Social Change Unsettles Kazakhstan
by Alima Bissenova
“Despite all of its symbolic continuity, Kazakhstan is a society in transition.”

October 2019
Repression and Quiet Resistance in Xinjiang
by Rachel Harris
“[T]he entire Uighur population is now regarded as a problem in need of an aggressive solution.”

October 2019
Perspective: Latvia’s Russian Questions
by Kevin M. F. Platt
Many ethnic Russians in the Baltic state are still excluded from full citizenship and tend to be susceptible to Moscow’s influence through cross-border media.

October 2019
Books: The Price of Excluding the ‘Unworthy’
by Catherine Wanner
A medical anthropologist explains how a popular view of drug addicts as devoid of morality and autonomy has contributed to an HIV/AIDS epidemic in Ukraine.

October 2019
The Month in Review: August 2019
by the editors of Current History
An international chronology of events in August, country by country, day by day.

October 2019
Map of Russia and Eurasia
by the editors of Current History
Regional map

September 2019
The Lose-Lose Trade War
by Xiangfeng Yang
“The feud not only has precipitated an economic decoupling of the United States and China, but also has pushed the overall bilateral relationship to its lowest point in half a century.”

September 2019
China’s Social Credit System: Data-Driven Governance for a ‘New Era’
by Larry Catá Backer
“Social credit redirects the power of data away from markets and strengthens the state’s ability to comprehensively control behavior.” First in a series on ways of governing.

September 2019
Japan’s Model of Immigration Without Immigrants
by Erin Aeran Chung
“[T]he government opted for piecemeal solutions that would temporarily meet domestic needs for labor while maintaining official closed-door policies.”

September 2019
Australia’s Refugee Detention Regime: Offshore and Unaccountable
by Amy Nethery
“[T]he idea that being ‘tough on asylum’ wins elections has become one of the great enduring myths of Australian politics, and apparently both major parties have decided that the stakes are too high to try anything different.”

September 2019
Are Malaysia’s Reformers Up to the Task?
by Gaik Cheng Khoo
“There is a danger that internal power struggles may cause distractions and derail the project of reformation.”

September 2019
Escape from Jakarta?
by Abidin Kusno
“The lack of planning can be understood as an art of governing, for it ensures the operation of informality.”

September 2019
Perspective: Gay Marriage in Taiwan and the Struggle for Recognition
by Howard Chiang
Advances for minority rights in Taiwan may help make the case for independence at a time when China has increased pressure for reunification and faces protests in Hong Kong.

September 2019
Books: Japanese Ingredients for a Good Old Age
by Jason Danely
Convivial meeting places that cultivate a sense of purpose and belonging are a key to happiness among the rapidly growing cohort of elderly people in Japan.

September 2019
Four Months in Review: April–July 2019
by the editors of Current History
An international chronology of events from April through July, country by country, day by day.

September 2019
Map of East and Southeast Asia
by the editors of Current History
Map

May 2019
Nigeria’s Two Decades of Zero-Sum Democracy
by Ebenezer Obadare
“[T]he more distant the experience of military rule, the greater has been society’s reconciliation to the reality of democracy as the only game in town.”

May 2019
South Africa’s Precarious Black Middle Class
by Roger Southall
“The precarity of daily existence for so many black middle-class South Africans is heightened by dependence on political connections.” Ninth in a series on social mobility around the world.

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