Memorial Day

Memorial Day

Originally known as Decoration Day, Memorial Day was borne out of the Civil War as a desire to honor the dead. On May 5, 1868, National Commander of the Grand Army of the Republic General John Logan officially proclaimed the 30th of May as Decoration Day. General...
The Struggle for Democracy in Central Asia

The Struggle for Democracy in Central Asia

Former Soviet countries in Central Asia experienced the unique opportunity to create new democracies out of the collapse the Soviet Union. Nearly 25 years since the introduction of democracy, how has the region evolved? Countries like Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan, and...