China’s Belt and Road hits a speed bump in Kazakhstan – Nikkei Asian Review

KHORGOS, Kazakhstan -- One of the most ambitious projects in China's Belt and Road Initiative aims to transform a vast plot of open land along China's — Read on asia.nikkei.com/Spotlight/Belt-and-Road/China-s-Belt-and-Road-hits-a-speed-bump-in-Kazakhstan

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Russia rebuilds a cultural center in Kabul for a new era of influence – The Washington Post

The Soviet cultural center once symbolized Moscow’s bid for power in Afghanistan. Russia rebuilt the facility for a new era of influence. — Read on http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/in-kabul-moscow-has-a-new-cultural-center-on-the-ashes-of-its-soviet-predecessor/2019/04/13/37fc9fcc-557e-11e9-aa83-504f086bf5d6_story.html

China in Central Asia: A military foothold takes root on Afghanistan’s doorstep – The Washington Post

While the United States is looking to get out of Afghanistan, China is tiptoeing into a region it has flooded with cash. — Read on http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/in-central-asias-forbidding-highlands-a-quiet-newcomer-chinese-troops/2019/02/18/78d4a8d0-1e62-11e9-a759-2b8541bbbe20_story.html

Geopolitics of Early Human Migrations: Land, Terrain and Territory

http://www.youtube.com/watch The presentation takes a Big History approach to understanding Early Human Migrations and dispersal out of Africa across all continents of the world. We begin by creating a framework for our analysis based on anthropology and political geography. We apply it to the broad swathe of human history beginning around 250,000 years ago and … Continue reading Geopolitics of Early Human Migrations: Land, Terrain and Territory