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Turkey and Central Asia, a Slow-burn Story to Watch

Morgan Y. Liu | Posted 01.14.2017 | World
Morgan Y. Liu

Turkey was one of the first countries to establish bilateral ties with each of the Central Asian states immediately after the Soviet Union dissolved into independent republics.

Russia Backs Syrian Forces In Major Assault On Insurgents

Reuters | Annum Masroor | Posted 01.10.2017 | World

BEIRUT, Oct 7 (Reuters) - Syrian troops and militia backed by Russian warplanes mounted what appeared to be their first major coordinated assault on S...

Foreign Lobbyist Gets Free Platform at Georgetown University, Atlantic Council

Till Bruckner | Posted 06.24.2016 | Politics
Till Bruckner

The specter of foreign powers and their lobbyists distorting America's democratic system may worry ordinary Americans, but it seems that few inside the Beltway share their concerns.

State Dept's Keystone XL Contractor, ERM Group, Also OK'd Controversial Pebble Mine in Alaska

Steve Horn | Posted 03.25.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

One thing is clear as Secretary of State John Kerry and President Barack Obama head into decision-making time on Keystone XL's northern half: ERM has always been able to turn a blind eye to serious environmental impacts.

Is the Turkish-Israeli Rapprochement for Real?

Daniel Wagner | Posted 02.15.2014 | World
Daniel Wagner

The two states' shared economic and security interests have created an unusual dynamic that permits both to extend an open hand, as well as a clenched fist.

An Unlikely Foodie Haven In The Caucasus

Scott Norvell | Posted 06.22.2013 | Travel
Scott Norvell

It's mid-March in Baku, the waning days of a bleary Caspian winter, and every time we sit down to eat, the most incongruous array of fresh produce is ...

State Dept. Keystone XL Contractor ERM Also Green-lighted Explosive, Faulty Peruvian Pipeline Project

Steve Horn | Posted 06.03.2013 | Green
Steve Horn

Throughout its history, ERM has proven instrumental in the fossil fuel industry's deployment of the "Tobacco Playbook," magically transforming one-sided scientific debates like climate change and ecological impacts of extreme pipeline proposals into faux two-sided disputes.

State Department's Keystone XL Contractor ERM Green-Lighted BP's Explosive Caspian Pipeline

Steve Horn | Posted 05.31.2013 | Green
Steve Horn

Like today's KXL proposal -- which would only create 35 full-time jobs -- the false promise of thousands of jobs also served as the dominant discourse for BTC Pipeline proponents. The reality, like KXL, was more dim.

WATCH: Brilliantly Glowing Jellyfish Terrorize European Waters

| Posted 06.07.2012 | Science

By Mark Fischetti [Click here for original article] Soon enough this coming summer we’ll hear warnings about jellyfish swarms along certain beac...

PHOTOS: The Mystery And Charm Of Azerbaijan

Paul Steele | Posted 06.20.2012 | Travel
Paul Steele

Ignited natural gas rises from the ground, creating stunning if not shocking sites that, hundreds and hundreds of years ago, attracted Hindu fire worshippers.

Partying on Wheels in Iran

Michelle Moghtader | Posted 05.22.2012 | Home
Michelle Moghtader

Head scarves came off and the sounds of snapping, clapping and whistling filled the bus. I finally realized what I had signed up for was not a historical tour, but rather a chance for young Iranians to breath, relax and let loose.

$39 Billion, Just the Tip of the $20 Trillion Oil Iceberg

Jigar Shah | Posted 01.30.2012 | Green
Jigar Shah

Our energy needs are in conflict are out of synch with natural systems. In the case of the Caspian Sea's $39 billion oil-drilling project, here are some facts.

Petrossian Caviar's Restaurant Is Affordable, Excellent

Jay Weston | Posted 10.31.2011 | Los Angeles
Jay Weston

We marveled at the exquisite attention to detail and flavor of the various offerings as we ate our way through the menu.

Symbolism vs. Reality in the Caucasus -- More Reality is Needed

Elin Suleymanov | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Elin Suleymanov

A noble effort to overcome dependence of conflicting visions of a common history should not be done at the expense of ignoring the reality of the present and promise of the future.

Russia Threatened By Energy Wars Soon: Kremlin

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Russia may face wars on its borders in the near future over control of energy resources, a Kremlin document on security policy said on Wednesday....

How Deeply is the U.S. involved in the Afghan Drug Trade?

Eric Margolis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Eric Margolis

Special for the Huffington Post By Eric Margolis October 15, 2008 Afghanistan is in a `downward spiral,' the Chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of S...

Rumors Of The Next Cold War

Judah Freed | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Judah Freed

No matter how subtly the conquest happens, Russian control of Georgia would amount to an historic shift in the balance of power -- especially as long as the world economy is fueled by oil.