Tag Archives: Turkestan

Which Balochistan?

Previously: Which Iberia? – Which Alexandria? – Which Albania? – Which African Nation? – Which Guinea? – Which Thebes? – Which Georgia? – Which Galicia? – Which Victoria? I was wrong in thinking that this series was finished–truth be told, … Continue reading

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It took us Nine Years to Figure this Out?

The M-4 is an updated version of the M-16, and the U.S. military’s workhorse rifle. It has been used in battle for the last 40 years and was designed for close combat in Vietnam. It worked well in Iraq, where … Continue reading

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Think about that slowly. . .

Turkey is upset about the resolutions in the United States and Sweden regarding the alleged Armenian Genocide. Logical reaction from Turkey? Threaten to deport 100,000+ Armenians because it worked out so well the first time and all. “There are currently … Continue reading

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Destroying Kashgar (to save it?)

Old Town sprawls behind People’s Square in Central Kashgar. The Han crowd in. China Digital times features a photo essay of The Demolition of Old Kashgar from the French paper Le Monde. The old brick houses and streets have been … Continue reading

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Recalling an Afghanistan Nightmare

As an adherent of the Robert D. Kaplan school of travel, I’m a big fan of overland travel. Given the choice and when time allows, I’d much rather travel by boat, train, or bicycle. Flying is convenient — but it … Continue reading

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Turkey Looks East

From June 26-30, Turkish President Abdullah Gul visited China, visiting the capital of Beijing, the cultural city of Xi’an, and the heart of Turkic China, Urumqi. His visit brough the signing of major bilateral business cooperation pacts worth more than … Continue reading

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Scott Reiniger, Prince of Ghor

In today’s completely random note of trivia, it turns out that Scott Reiniger, a minor horror film actor best known for his role as the ill-fated police officer in the 1978 zombie cult film Dawn of the Dead (and who … Continue reading

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As Mr. Bush would say, “All options are on the table…”

More and more people in the U.S. are becoming less and less shy regarding the possibilities of how the U.S. will act in Afghanistan: U.S. mulling expanded covert war in Pakistan: report WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama and his … Continue reading

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Urumqi Law Firm Expands

Color me shocked that Coming Anarchy’s favorite regional Chinese capital has a law firm going international, and into the wilds of Central Asia of all places. Urumqi legal market evolving as cross-border trade flows In preparation for the flourishing of … Continue reading

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US Persian Policy Realigned

The past six months have made us think that the foreign policy action in 2009 will be seen along the Russia-Georgia border, in Gaza, or off the coast of Somalia. Yet it is Iran, Afghanistan, and Pakistan where we should … Continue reading

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