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Q-pop is the latest phenomenon hitting the airwaves in Kazakhstan. The musical genre features infectious pop tunes, tightly choreographed dance routines, and flamboyant fashion trends and make-up. Behind this seemingly fun and frivolous veneer, however, Q-pop offers a deeper commentary on how Kazakhstan is attempting to embrace the forces of
In late March, news about major Russian military build-up near Ukrainian border began to emerge in Ukraianian media space. Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba later confirmed that Russia has been amassing its troops along the eastern border and in Crimea. Multiple videos on social media show Russian armored convoys moving
Key Takeaways In 6 months of protests in Belarus, over 33 thousand people have been detained, and 269 persons are currently designated as political prisoners. Estimates place the loss from the ongoing unrest in Belarus at $500 million. Belarusian IT professionals are being offered fast-track visas by several neighboring countries,
Inner Mongolia, a province located in the northeastern corner of China, has become a battleground for the freedom to express linguistic and cultural identity. The crisis stems from the Chinese government’s decision to push for Mandarin Chinese language education in the provincial school system at the expense of Mongolian, the