Joshua Kucera

Joshua Kucera is a freelance writer based in Washington, D.C.

Jan. 30 2013 4:15 PMMonumental MistakesHow Azerbaijan botched its effort to win friends and influence people in Mexico City.
Aug. 5 2011 6:57 AMThe Cult of Nazarbayev
Aug. 4 2011 7:27 AMA Tale of Two Kazakhstans
Aug. 2 2011 10:30 AMNew Capital for a New Kazakhstan
Dec. 15 2010 6:33 PMPrime Minister, Mob BossA new report says Kosovo's leader is involved in drug dealing and organ smuggling. Why don't Kosovars care?
Dec. 31 2009 10:05 AMVladivostok's Used-Car Dealers Are Mad as Hell
Dec. 28 2009 3:44 PMDon't Call Them Twin Cities
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June 5 2009 2:38 AMObama's speech to Muslims low on specifics but hits the right notes.
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May 11 2009 5:59 AMThe health care industry promises to cut costs; al-Qaida targets Pakistan.
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March 7 2009 5:57 AMHard Sell on Stem Cells
Feb. 25 2009 6:51 AMCrimean Tatars Are the Wild Card of the Region
Feb. 23 2009 12:02 PMIs Ukraine Next?
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Dec. 14 2008 3:44 AMInfrastructure plan may be modest; Iraqi reconstruction flawed—still
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Oct. 31 2008 5:56 AMGDP and consumer spending drop; Bush deregulates
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Sept. 1 2008 5:17 AMHurricane preparations on the Gulf Coast are smooth. Gustav weakens.
May 25 2012 7:15 AMFrom Baku, With Love (And Intolerance)This year’s Eurovision is in Azerbaijan. Can the conservative country be a good  host for Europe’s wildest party?
Aug. 4 2011 12:18 PMModern Kazakhstan’s Two Capitals
Aug. 3 2011 8:13 AMNazarbayev U.
Aug. 1 2011 6:48 AMFive Presidents and a King
Jan. 1 2010 7:25 AMChina: Russia's Land of Opportunity
Dec. 30 2009 10:44 AMWhy Are Siberian Russians Drawn to China?
Dec. 28 2009 11:17 AMSiberia Has Timber and Minerals but Very Few People
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May 18 2009 6:00 AMObama discusses abortion at Notre Dame amid protests
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April 29 2009 6:10 AMSpecter defects to Democrats; Filibuster-proof majority in reach
Feb. 27 2009 6:55 AMLanguage Wars
Feb. 24 2009 7:19 AMSimferopol Is the Conspiracy-Theory Capital of Crimea
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Feb. 7 2009 4:32 AMSenate reaches deal on spending bill; GOP and House still skeptical.
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Dec. 8 2008 5:56 AMDemocrats fashion new auto-bailout plan. Pakistan is under the gun.
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Oct. 9 2008 6:57 AMThe Treasury plans to take ownership in some banks while "injecting" cash into them.
Aug. 21 2008 6:55 AMBreaking AwayLooking for the next South Ossetia.




Don’t Worry, Obama Isn’t Sending U.S. Troops to Fight ISIS

But the next president might. 

The Extraordinary Amicus Brief That Attempts to Explain the Wu-Tang Clan to the Supreme Court Justices

Amazon Is Officially a Gadget Company. Here Are Its Six New Devices.

The Human Need to Find Connections in Everything

It’s the source of creativity and delusions. It can harm us more than it helps us.

How Much Should You Loathe NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell?

Here are the facts.

Altered State

The Plight of the Pre-Legalization Marijuana Offender

What should happen to weed users and dealers busted before the stuff was legal?

Surprise! The Women Hired to Fix the NFL Think the NFL Is Just Great.

You Shouldn’t Spank Anyone but Your Consensual Sex Partner

Sept. 17 2014 5:10 PM The Most Awkward Scenario in Which a Man Can Hold a Door for a Woman
  News & Politics
Altered State
Sept. 17 2014 11:51 PM The Plight of the Pre-Legalization Marijuana Offender What should happen to weed users and dealers busted before the stuff was legal?
Business Insider
Sept. 17 2014 1:36 PM Nate Silver Versus Princeton Professor: Who Has the Right Models?
Sept. 17 2014 6:53 PM LGBTQ Luminaries Honored With MacArthur “Genius” Fellowships
  Double X
The XX Factor
Sept. 17 2014 6:14 PM Today in Gender Gaps: Biking
  Slate Plus
Slate Fare
Sept. 17 2014 9:37 AM Is Slate Too Liberal?  A members-only open thread.
Brow Beat
Sept. 17 2014 8:25 PM A New Song and Music Video From Angel Olsen, Indie’s Next Big Thing
Future Tense
Sept. 17 2014 9:00 PM Amazon Is Now a Gadget Company
  Health & Science
Medical Examiner
Sept. 17 2014 11:48 PM Spanking Is Great for Sex Which is why it’s grotesque for parenting.
Sports Nut
Sept. 17 2014 3:51 PM NFL Jerk Watch: Roger Goodell How much should you loathe the pro football commissioner?