Arts & Culture
- 4 June 2014
- There Goes the Neighborhood
In construction-crazy Baku, another old district faces the wrecking ball.
- By Vusala Alibayli and Famil Mahmudbeyli
- 3 June 2014
- Belarus May Impose ‘Serfdom,’ Kosovo Teeters Toward Vital Election
Plus, Montenegro’s odds of NATO membership on the rise, and a master craftsman revives an ancient art in Uzbekistan.
- By Ky Krauthamer, Ioana Caloianu, Marketa Horazna, Rebecca Johnson and Madeleine Stern
- 16 May 2014
- A Homeless People
- A gripping work of history traces with breadth and compassion the Circassians’ brutal expulsion from the Caucasus.
- By Rebecca Gould
- 8 May 2014
- Minsk Silences Activists on Eve of World Hockey Tourney, Ukrainian Cities Look to Curb Energy Waste
Plus, Albania seeks exploration bids from big oil players, and a questionable land deal fells Croatia’s finance minister.
- By Barbara Frye, Ioana Caloianu, Marketa Horazna, and Lily Sieradzki
- 7 May 2014
- Russia Bans Swearing, Kosovo to Hold Snap Election
Plus, Azerbaijan takes over chair of human rights body amid rising criticism and EU leaders sign on to Polish premier Tusk’s ‘energy union.’
- By Ky Krauthamer, Ioana Caloianu, Barbara Frye, and Lily Sieradzki
- 7 May 2014
- The Lost Sounds of Maqom
A small band in Uzbekistan is trying to wrest a traditional musical form from its contemporary, Westernized version.
- By Dengiz Uralov
- 28 April 2014
- Europe, U.S. Weigh More Russia Sanctions, UN Urges Belarus to End Executions
Plus, military suicides continue to alarm in Azerbaijan and the U.S. sends more troops to reassure Poland and the Baltics.
- By Ioana Caloianu, Barbara Frye, Annabel Lau, Piers Lawson, and Lily Sieradzki
- 23 April 2014
- What's Yours Is Mine
Instead of drawing them closer, Azerbaijan and Iran’s shared heritage creates bad blood.
- By Shahla Sultanova
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