May 29, 2012 /
Azerbaijan's intolerance for journalists, Armenians and gays makes for an awkward Eurovision song contest.
May 21, 2012 /
Kazakhstan is placing bets on making Aktau a transportation hub—planning a massive expansion and setting up an economic zone with low tax rates. The U.S. will be key to jumpstarting this development.
May 18, 2012
Pulitzer Center Senior Editor Tom Hundley highlights this week's reporting from Ivory Coast and Turkey.
May 16, 2012
Grantee Joshua Kucera talks about the new arms race among the five Caspian countries, the unprecedented militarization of this "sea of peace" and what's really behind it.
May 15, 2012 /
Prostitution is still legal in Turkey, but this Muslim country is cracking down on the sex trade.
May 14, 2012 /
The "March of Millions" brought tens of thousands of protesters to the streets in Moscow on May 6, the day before Vladimir Putin's inauguration as Russian president.
May 10, 2012 /
Kazakhstan's ambitious president, Nursultan Nazarbayev, is spending freely on new weapons. He also wants his country to build a world-class armaments industry.
May 10, 2012 /
At KADEX, Kazakhstan's military exposition hosted near the capital of Astana, the country's plans to beef up its military were on display.
May 10, 2012
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?
April 27, 2012 /
Now that Russia has turned its attentions to regional politics, it is becoming apparent that the most effective opposition forces will come from those who are part of the system or close to it.