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Europe

An Afghan Family's First Christmas

Milad, a 14-year old refugee from a small village in Afghanistan, travels by foot, car and rubber boat to Germany where he celebrates Christmas for the first time.

Norway: Inside The ‘Doomsday’ Vault

Deep in the bowels of an icy mountain on an island above the Arctic Circle between Norway and the North Pole lies a resource of vital importance for the future of human­kind.

The New Berliners

What is it like for refugees navigating life in Berlin after Syria?

Germany: The Useful Village

In the fall of 2015, Germany designated Sumte, population 102, as a sanctuary for nearly 800 refugees. What followed was a living experiment in the country's principles.

December 18, 2012

The Vatican and the Nuns

Jason Berry

Cardinals in Rome ordered two investigations of American nuns. Is this a modern-day Inquisition? Jason Berry explores the forces behind this inner struggle of the church on both sides of the Atlantic.

September 26, 2012

Europe's Siege on Democracy

William Wheeler

Europe’s economic crisis has become intertwined with disturbing anti-democratic trends and the rise of extremist politics. Bill Wheeler looks at the fallout in Hungary and Greece.

July 17, 2012

Turkey: The Crisis at Home

Stephen Franklin

From afar Turkey is a model for others. But within the country, Turks wrangle over their legacy and future, over freedom of the press and a worsening border crisis testing their resolve and humanity.

July 02, 2012

Youth Narratives of the Greek Crisis

Edith Ismene Nicolaou-Griffin

In a changing political and social environment Greek youth face the consequences of the debt crisis and at the same time re-examine their identity and values.

June 21, 2012

Opportunity and Oppression in a Divided Kurdistan

Jenna Krajeski

Iraq's Kurds are in business while Turkey and its own Kurdish population are at war. Will success in Iraqi Kurdistan ease tension in Turkey, or will it break an ethnic bond?

April 04, 2012

Scotland: Going, Going...

Tim Judah

Scotland is set for a vote on independence. It is expected to take place in 2014, meaning that the United Kingdom could be dissolved in 2015. Tim Judah looks at defense and foreign policy implications.

May 02, 2011

Toxic Riches

Dimiter Kenarov, Nadia Shira Cohen

Poorly regulated mining and refining facilities are causing enormous devastation, while corporate interests are pushing ever harder to exploit the untapped mineral resources of the continent.

February 25, 2011

A Soldier’s Gift

Meg Jones

An American military medical facility has become one of the most active organ donor hospitals in Germany. That’s because a high percentage of mortally wounded U.S. troops are donating their organs in a country where organ donation is still a verboten topic.

August 12, 2010

The Price of White Eggs

Scott Carney

The price of a human egg depends on the characteristics of the donor. Eggs harvested from white college students can sell for as much as $100,000. But there’s a cheaper way to get them.