Arts & Culture

4 June 2014
There Goes the Neighborhood Premium

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 Premium
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 Premium

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 Premium

Instead of drawing them closer, Azerbaijan and Iran’s shared heritage creates bad blood.

By Shahla Sultanova
 

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