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How Russia Became the Leader of the Global Christian Right

Why Russia Loves the Idea of California Seceding

When Oregon Ranchers Tried to Start Their Own State

Putin's Magnificent Messaging Machine

Want to Meet America's Worst Racists? Come to the Northwest

Putin's Plot to Get Texas to Secede

The New Republic

The Blogger Who Cried Racism

The Crime of the Century

The Media is Misinterpreting the ISIS Arrests in Brooklyn

The U.S. Should Arm Ukraine—But Not Because This War Is Winnable

The Obama Administration Is Gifting War Machines to a Murderous Dictator

This Professor Refuses to Disclose Her Work for an Autocratic Regime. Here's What Happened When I Confronted Her.

Even Vladimir Putin's Authoritarian Allies Are Fed Up With Russia's Crumbling Economy

Tony Blair Has Another Repressive Central Asian Autocracy to Sell You

People For the American Way

The Rise of the ‘Traditionalist International’: How the American Right Learned to Love Moscow in the Era of Trump

Foreign Policy

Vladimir Putin’s Impotent Eurasian Union

The Atlantic

Owning Guns Doesn’t Preserve Freedom

The Secret Ingredients for Marijuana Legalization: Moms and Hispanics

World Politics Review

Kazakhstan’s Unprecedented Land Protests Only the First Wave of Discontent?

Putin’s Eurasian Union Doomed to Irrelevance by China’s Silk Road

Oil Slump, Russian Revanchism Put the Squeeze on Kazakhstan


A comprehensive guide to resisting Trump—ripped straight from the Tea Party playbook

Spreading lies is a classic authoritarian power move. Don’t let Trump get away with it

The alt-right’s love affair with Batman villain Bane foreshadows the movement’s downfall

Russia has tried to manipulate US elections since the Cold War—so how did they just now succeed?

The warning signs of fascism that Americans should be watching for under president Donald Trump

How Russia surpassed Germany to become the racist ideal for Trump-loving white supremacists

Steve Bannon’s dangerous campaign to rebrand racism as American “nationalism”

The Election Day violence Trump supporters have promised is already happening

US police fatalities haven’t been this low since the Eisenhower administration

The Orlando shootings are a brutal reminder that no part of the US has a monopoly on hate

Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project

US/Azerbaijan: Lobbyists Continue to Flout Travel Rules

Hudson Institute's Kleptocracy Initiative

Trusting the Process - on how trusts have become the next frontier in offshoring [with podcast]

Practicing and Prosecuting Foreign Corruption - on the US's Foreign Corrupt Practices Act [with podcast]

Reforming Foreign Agents - on the US's Foreign Agents Registration Act [with podcast]

A Breach of Ethics - on the US's Office of Congressional Ethics [with podcast]

Frozen in Place - on how returning frozen funds fits within the US's global anti-kleptocracy campaign [with podcast]

United States of Anonymity - on how the US has transformed into a global offshore haven [with podcast]


One After Another, Kazakhstan shuts down independent media outlets

Al Jazeera

Trouble in Tajikistan

US Power on the Wane in Central Asia

The Daily Beast

How Putin Played the Far Left

Meet the Moscow Mouthpiece Married to a Racist Alt-Right Boss

Russia Wants Texas and Puerto Rico to Secede

Inside the KGB's Super Power Division


China's War Against One American Journalist

The Demons of Moldova [R&K link here]

Roads & Kingdoms

The Last Time Ukraine was Truly Free

Sports Illustrated

Portland’s Ugly Road to MLS Status

Brooks has Rockets Off and Running


All EurasiaNet stories can be found here

The Moscow Times

Astana Leans Hard on Media

Glitzy Façade Hides Azerbaijan's Dark Reality

Islamic State Is Useful Bogeyman in Central Asia

Islamic State Does Not Threaten Russia

Ukraine Should Avoid Kazakhstan's Example

Minsk Meeting Proves EEU Another Putin Flop

Hungary’s Viktor Orban Walks in Putin’s Footsteps

'Ukrainian Rebels' Aren't Ukrainian or Rebels

Kyrgyz Copy Russia in Attack on Civil Rights

Central Asia is China’s Backyard, Not Russia’s

Russia Has Lost Control of Central Asian Gas

The Diplomat

Crossroads Asia [author of vertical; my posts can be found here]

Tule Lake: Memories of Japanese Internment

Silk Road Reporters: An Independent News Site for Central Asia?

Turkey in Central Asia: Turkic Togetherness?

Putin’s Chilling Kazakhstan Comments

How Significant is the Eurasian Economic Union?

Russia’s Growing Isolation

Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty

The Prospects of TAPI and CASA 1000 [podcast]

Russian Soft Power in Central Asia [podcast]

Islamic State: 'Coming For Every Central Asian State'? [podcast]

Russia’s In The Driver’s Seat, But China’s Buying The Car


The Islamic State Threat in Central Asia: Spin or Reality?

Intersection Project

Insulting Putin: The Case of Sanat Dosov

The RT Election

South of Southern Siberia

Where Are the Kremlin's allies?

The Non-Existent Sino-Russian "Axis"

Moscow's Dwindling Partners in Crime 

Russian Propaganda in American Media

International Crisis Group

Syria Calling: Radicalisation in Central Asia [full report, edited and contributed]

Water Pressures in Central Asia [full report, edited and contributed]

Houston Chronicle

Houston delegation should pass on Kazakhstan

Fracking among EU’s best tools to free itself from Russia’s energy clutches

Politics Throws Punch at International Friendship

Houston Press

Innocent Bystander, cover feature

Conduct Unbecoming, cover feature

Doubling Down: Texas and Casino Gambling, cover feature

Bloody Tide, cover feature

Not Monkeying Around, cover feature

City Pages

Tilting at Rainbows, cover feature

Screwball, cover feature

The Washington Post (The Monkey Cage)

The recent rate of growth in U.S. debt is not exceptional

Talking Points Memo

Citing ‘Lost Confidence,’ David Barton’s Publisher Pulls Book on Jefferson

Florida Amendment Could Remove Restrictions On Funding Religious Schools

Public Television Firings In Alabama Met With Protest

Louisiana’s Voucher Standards Called Into Question

Jindal’s Louisiana Vouchers Face Growing Legal Backlash

Texas Charter Schools Allegedly Funneling Religion Into Lessons

The Tuqay

Fifteen Deaths at Seven Kilometers

Several Loud Cracks in an Almaty Bazaar

China in Central Asia

Local Tensions Trump Beijing's Power in Southern Kyrgyzstan

How Visible is China's Economic Hegemony in Kyrgyzstan's Capital?

The Descrier

Russia’s Perception Problem


Leaving Kazakhstan [one of Registan's top-10 pieces in 2011]

About the Central Asian Link to those Boston Bombers

Image Issues

Russian and Romney and Around We Go

Business Insider

What Really Happened On The Chinese Plane ‘Hijacked’ By Uighurs? ]

Dictators Don’t Need To Develop Nukes When They Can Just Buy Them

Central Eurasia Standard

On the Expulsion of the Peace Corps from Turkmenistan


Polling the New Normal

California’s Death Penalty Decision

Houston Press [blogs]

Twilight Zone: The Crash NASA Didn’t Investigate

Marijuana Legalization Could Come to Texas, and Law Students are Helping Figure How

New Voter ID, Unavailable in Seventy Counties in State, Opens With Wealth of Issues Remaining

Wendy Davis’s Abortion Filibuster Brings Laughter from Republicans, and History to Capitol

The Winners and Losers of the Great Texas Abortion Filibuster

Report Highlights Houston’s Pioneering Role in America’s Mass Incarceration

NRA Convention Day 1: Hitler, Background Checks and Action Track Chairs

Palin, Santorum, and Perry Remind the NRA Convention of America’s Greatness, and that Greatness Comes from a Gun

The Five Most Idiotic Things Louie Gohmert, Who Sees Radical Muslims Anywhere He Looks, Believes

Ted Cruz, Texas’s New Senator, Gets Schooled Over His Chuck Hagel Campaign [RealClear]

Kristopher Sharp: UHD Student Targeted for Spreading AIDS, Promoting “Homosexual Agenda” on Campus

Islam, Communism and Black Panthers are Indoctrinating Texas Children — Fingers Crossed! 

Islamic Indoctrination Comes to Texas, and Heads Straight for Ninth-Grade Girls

League City Grants Itself Right to Ignore Any Firearm Limits Elected Officials Pass

Don McLeroy, Chief Creationist, On Your Television and in Your Textbooks

How Less Accountability and a Smaller Tax Base Could Place Jesus on a Stegosaurus

The Rice Thresher

The Hardest Hit, named a finalist for National Sports Story by Society for Professional Journalists in 2009


Laughter, Memories, and Oden