March 15, 2014 /
The motley Tatar self-defense units of Crimea anxiously patrol a homeland they fear will be ripped from them once again.
March 11, 2014 /
The last stand of Crimea’s pro-Ukraine movement.
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.