A special project in which leading scholars and experts from the United States, Europe and Russia examine various aspects of the October Revolution and highlight trends and issues that connect the past to the present.
The publications on BishkekProject.com are the outcome of an international conference entitled “The Great Powers and Central Asia after Western Drawdown from Afghanistan,” which was co-hosted by Columbia University’s Harriman Institute and the OSCE Academy in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan in June 2016.
They don’t face quotas and they don’t face tariffs. But for the ancient winemaking countries of Georgia and Moldova, easier access to the European Union, one of the world’s largest wine-markets, is proving a mixed experience.
Xinjiang mixes mountains, deserts, and deep basins. Miles from any ocean, this is an arid land of wind and rock carved by glaciers and the movement of tectonic plates; the memory of earth. This is land dependent on mountain waters that nourish grape and melon fields during growing seasons.