I will always be thankful to Georgia for reminding me through a midnight panic attack of just how small I am in this big, big world.
It has been 20 years since I've been in Mongolia, the large country of high desert plains sandwiched between China and Russia, and a lot has changed. Some of it is for the better, a lot of it for the worse. And much of it has to do with globalization.
Covering an area more than five times that of the European Union (EU), if Russia has its way, the 'Eurasian Union' (EAU) will serve as a de facto bond between the nations of the former Soviet Union, and could come to rival Europe in terms of economic importance.
For the first time in their history, the Hungarian people have a document that reflects their identity, their beliefs, their history, their shared suffering, and their unity.