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Inside Russia’s Propaganda Machine

For years, the Kremlin and the media it controls have waged a multifaceted disinformation campaign inside Russia and pointed at its perceived adversaries, including the U.S.

Paula Bronstein on Afghanistan’s War Wounded

“You’re making compromises all the time because of the security issues. But this is why I did this update, because the idea was to bring attention to a story that right now people aren’t really paying attention to.” — Paula Bronstein

Tajikistan: How Green Was My Valley

The president of Tajikistan once called Mirzasho Akobirov the country's best orchard keeper. Now, Akobirov would like others in Tajikistan to follow his example, rather than migrate to Russia.

In Nepal, Where Have All the Men Gone?

As young adult men leave for foreign employment opportunities, how is a Nepali village transforming? And how is the absence of young adult men affecting those who are left behind?

Censorship or Death: Russia's War Against a Free Press in the Caucasus

Since 1993, more than 35 journalists in Russia have been murdered for their work, of these some 14 were killed in Chechnya, the North Caucasus region or in St. Petersburg. About 19 journalists have been assassinated in retaliation for their reporting since Vladimir Putin came to power (including three in 2009).

Prospect of War Has Turkey on Edge

Nevsehir, Turkey--To many Turks, an American military attack on Iraq within the next few months is considered inevitable, so much so that carpet manufacturer Fikhi Cavdar makes the looming conflict part of his sales pitch.