Peter A. Coclanis, Albert Ray Newsome Distinguished Professor of History; Director, Global Research Institute Myanmar, the former Burma, is the site of ethnic violence targeting the Muslim Rohingya people, who are regarded by some in the Buddhist majority as culturally … Read more
Turkish Lunch Didem Havlioğlu, Lecturer in Turkish Interested in polishing or refreshing your foreign language speaking skills? Join UNC faculty discussion leaders at Flyleaf Books for a lunch where participants are encouraged to speak only in a foreign language for the … Read more
India is the world’s second most populous country and recent analyses suggest it will overtake China soon. Its economy is one of the world’s fastest growing and its footprint in international affairs is ever-expanding. Yet the road to such success … Read more
John Kerry’s whirlwind tour of the five “Stans” in October 2015 put Central Asia again on the map of U.S. policymakers. With its gas and oil wealth, repressive governments, bizarre personality cults, and overwhelmingly Muslim population, this region remains poorly … Read more
In 1949, with Mao and the Communists’ victory over Chiang Kai-Shek and the nationalists, China was split in two. The nationalists retreated to the island of Taiwan/Formosa and established the Republic of China there. Ever since, a bitter standoff with … Read more
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