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The US Abroad: Languages And National Interest In Central Asia

My last piece asked the question “How much longer will we remain militarily engaged in Afghanistan?”. With a presidential election approaching on August 20th, there could be a decent indication in the aftermath of some goal reached within whatever parameters the US has put up if it goes well. Afghanistan though, seems to not be […]

After Kim Jong-il

North Korea has once more been in the news, this time with the historic visit-cum-rescue operation headed by Bill Clinton to free two American journalists that had been held for four months. For a nation as isolated from the world at large politically and economically, it has held quite the attentive position of newsmaker the […]