Russia’s invasion of Ukraine was by no stretch of the imagination inevitable, but the factors that culminated in Putin eventually giving his troops the “go” were a long time in the making and include old territorial grievances, more recent Russian concerns about NATO and a healthy dose of authoritarianism. Let’s break down some key facts underlying the invasion.
Category: Central Asia
Xinjiang: China’s Systematic “Brainwashing” and “Horrific Abuses” of Uighur Minority Confirmed by recent Leaks
By Linus Hoeller Title Image: Documents taken from www.nytimes.com Over one million Uighurs have been placed in high-security re-education facilities by Chinese authorities, the United Nations estimate. A Muslim minority of around ten million people in western China’s Xinjiang province, the Uighurs are the target of a systematic campaign by the central government to re-shape…
Eastern Europe has caught up with the west in terms of democracy and economy. But central Asia hasn’t, despite both coming out of the same Soviet system. Why is that?