Georgia’s Wine, a Soviet Survivor

Georgian wines survived by luring the Soviets into loving them, and that in turn allowed ancient traditions to survive an empire determined to eradicate everything precious and old.

Whither Uzbekistan After Karimov?

Karimov’s brutal reign is such a blight on human society that it is nevertheless worth exploring a future without him. Most writers focus on the effects of Karimov’s entirely hypothetical departure on American and European foreign policy, but the real problem is rebuilding civil society.