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Charles Recknagel

Chafing at Sanctions, Moscow Pokes and Pries at EU Unity

Standing before a classical Greek frieze at a press conference in Athens...

As Tajikistan Limits Islam, Does It Risk Destabilization?

Nabijon spends nearly 10 hours a day inside his one-room barbershop in...

The Rise of Europe's New Right

Two faces of Europe's refugee debate squared off this week in Dresden,...

Baku Prosecutor Seeks Nine-Year Sentence For Journalist Ismayilova

A state prosecutor in Azerbaijan has asked for a nine-year prison sentence...

South Stream Ends as West, Russia Clash Over Values

Moscow's surprise announcement it is dropping the South Stream natural-gas pipeline project...

Explainer: Moscow's Food War With West Could Hurt Russia Most

Moscow's sweeping ban on food imports is meant as a slap in...

Explainer: Is South Stream The Latest Victim Of the Ukraine Crisis?

The Ukraine crisis keeps having unintended consequences. The latest is a setback...

Ukrainian Civil Society Struggles To Build On Euromaidan Gains

There were many reasons why tens of thousands of Ukrainians spent months...

Rohani To Court Russian, Chinese Support At SCO Summit Over Iran Nuclear Crisis

Iran's new president might seem to be taking a humble role on...

Flame, 'The Most Powerful Virus To Date'

Someone is infecting Iran's computers with what experts call "the most powerful...

Bin Laden Is Dead, But Conspiracy Theories Flourish Amid Demands For Proof

In a world where conspiracy theories abound, Washington is having a hard...

Drone Attacks Stoke Debate In Pakistan

The United States has been using drones to target militants in Pakistan...

Plight Of Afghan, Tajik Prisoners Brought To Light, Thanks To 'Gadfly' Media

It is easy for people imprisoned in a foreign land to be...

How Could Hard-Liners Choose The Next Supreme Leader?

The Islamic Republic of Iran has only had two supreme leaders in...

Were Horses First Domesticated In Kazakhstan?

For a long time, archaeologists generally believed that horses were first domesticated...

OSCE 'Making Progress' In Promoting Democracy

Hundreds of government officials, members of civil society groups, and other experts...

Iran: Washington Sends Mixed Signals To Tehran, Europe`

As the UN Security Council again begins to wrestle with how to...

Iran: IAEA Passes Resolution Endorsing Nuclear Freeze

The Vienna-based IAEA has passed a resolution only mildly critical of Iran's...

Afghanistan: Reconstruction Will Require Resuscitating Banking Sector

When Afghanistan's new six-month interim administration took office on 22 December, it...