Countries on the fuzzy edge between two continents are grappling with what it means to be in Europe or Asia today.
Former political prisoners say democratic shift—like the capital's flashy skyline—is merely cosmetic, with the economic crisis exposing the state’s true authoritarianism.
Joshua Kucera explores the border between Europe and Asia, reporting here from Azerbaijan.
There’s much to be learned about what drove the alleged bombers at the Boston Marathon. One place to start: the contested histories and unresolved tensions in their native North Caucasus.
The Caspian Sea has been a strategic backwater for most of its history. But recent discoveries of large oil and natural gas reserves have touched off a five-way arms race.
The naval buildup in the Caspian Sea is amplifying regional tensions. It's Russia versus Iran, with three post-Soviet states—and trillions of dollars in oil—in the middle.
Azerbaijan's intolerance for journalists, Armenians and gays makes for an awkward Eurovision song contest.
Armenia and Azerbaijan may be on the brink of another bloody battle over the disputed land of Nagorno-Karabakh, a de-facto state in the mountainous region of the South Caucasus.
Nagorno-Karabakh faces an unpredictable future as it fights for international recognition.
The region of Nagorno-Karabakh has gained a de-facto independence, but still does not receive recognition by the international community.
Armenians who fled Azerbaijan after war broke out with Nagorno-Karabakh 20 years ago are entitled, under Karabakh law, to land in bordering territories as compensation.
The de-facto republic of Nagorno-Karabakh wants international recognition, but its fate depends largely on the strained relationship between Armenia and Azerbaijan.
Oil in the Caspian Sea is making Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan rich. But with Iran and Russia on the sea, too, is it fueling a naval arms race as well?
Joshua Kucera traveled along the conventional border between Europe and Asia, from Istanbul's Bosphorus to the Russian Arctic—reporting on the people who live between East and West.
Pulitzer Center Senior Editor Tom Hundley highlights this week's reporting from Haiti and Azerbaijan.