Philip Shishkin is currently a Bernard Schwartz Fellow at the Asia Society. Philip spent 10 years as a staff reporter of The Wall Street Journal, most of it as a foreign correspondent, running their Baghdad bureau through the height of Iraq's sectarian war in 2006 and 2007. He has written extensively about Central Asia, chronicling the turbulent nation-building process in post-Soviet Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan. Reporting from Afghanistan, Philip has detailed the mechanics of heroin production and smuggling. At Asia Society his work focuses on the turbulent dynamics of Central Asia, particularly democracy promotion, human rights, and the conduct of Western companies in the resource-rich region.
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