March 6, 2014 /
The angry Russian pensioners of Simferopol would rather have the old Soviet dictatorship than European democracy.
February 12, 2014 /
In Indonesia and the Philippines, abortions take place underground. The social costs of these women's secrets can be crushing.
January 23, 2014 /
A recent attack on a restaurant favored by foreigners in Afghanistan represents a strategic error for the Taliban.
January 21, 2014 /
With elections set to determine who will lead Afghanistan after foreign troops withdraw, the government had a plan to ensure legitimacy. Read about how it's been undone by a technicality.
January 9, 2014 /
An Afghan drug counselor: The sixth in a series of oral histories from Afghans preparing for life after December 2014, when U.S. and NATO combat troops will leave the country.
December 21, 2013 /
This month Putin surprised even the biggest Russia experts: he pardoned his biggest enemy and critic Mikhail Khodorkovsky. There were some surprises for Putin too from crises regions.
November 18, 2013 /
People in a mono-town Asbest are more afraid of anti-asbestos campaign than of asbestos. But now authorities give citizens of Russian mono-towns a chance to escape dependence on a single industry.
November 7, 2013 /
How does a small town in the middle of Siberia move forward when the biggest local employer shuts down? Baikalsk is one of hundreds of monotowns across Russia struggling to find an answer.
November 4, 2013 /
Majority of Russians say that Lake Baikal should be the symbol of Russia. But in monotown Baikalsk hundreds of workers who lost their jobs this month say they feel cheated by Moscow.
October 22, 2013 /
The fifth in Jeffrey Stern's series of oral histories from Afghans preparing for life after December 2014, when U.S. and NATO combat troops will have left Afghanistan.