September 14, 2012
Reporter Eve Conant visits the once-secret city of Obninsk, outside Moscow, where Russia is educating “nuclear newcomers” from Belarus, Turkey, Vietnam, Bangladesh and other countries.
September 3, 2012
As a global debate rages over nuclear power's future as a safe and clean energy source, Russia is aggressively pursuing nuclear expansion at home and abroad.
July 2, 2012
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 9, 2012
After 20 years of fading industry, rampant corruption, and no clear ideology, Russia is now on the move. Its young people are finding new homes in—and out—of the country.
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?
March 3, 2012 /
The protests that erupted, the eerie calm that followed, and what everyone is thinking about Putin.
February 26, 2012
Popular demonstrations against the rule of Vladimir Putin are sweeping across Russia. Will the demands of the middle class protesters force Putin to liberalize—or keep him from returning to power?
February 16, 2012 /
Belarusians living in the "last dictatorship in Europe" are looking outward for information and help.
December 11, 2011 /
Virginia Quarterly Review
Twenty years after independence, Belarus struggles for freedom under the dictatorship of Alexander Lukashenko.
July 8, 2011 /
The Washington Post
In Minsk, during the worst economic crisis since the fall of the USSR, youth take to the streets to protest Lukashenko, seeking a revolution through social media. Will the rest of Belarus join them?