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The Jedwabne Massacre of 1941: An Interview with Marcin Malek:

August 3rd, 2016

On July 10, 1941, Christian Poles hunted down, clubbed, drowned, gutted, and burned alive 1,600 Jewish men, women, and children-all but seven of the town's Jews.


Global Refugee Crisis Deepens by the Day:

February 29th, 2016

We are currently seeing the worst refugee crisis since World War II, and developed countries are not doing nearly enough to help those in need.


Viewpoints: Paris Climate Summit:

December 3rd, 2015

At the biggest summit since Copenhagen, negotiators from developed and developing countries converge in Paris to hammer out a meaningful international agreement to combat climate change.


Is Russia Plotting to Bring Down OPEC?:

October 6th, 2015

Russia's economy is heavily dependent on its energy industry, and President Vladimir Putin is playing a long, complex game to combat low oil prices.


Germany's Energy Model for India:

September 8th, 2015

Germany has been acting as an international leader in reducing its carbon footprint, and India can learn a lot from the example Germany is setting.


Europe's Growing Right Resurgence:

July 11th, 2015

The rise of a right-wing coalition in Denmark reflects a trend across Europe of political parties stoking anti-immigrant sentiment and Islamophobia.


Global Divestment Day: Shifting Investments to Clean Energy:

February 11th, 2015

The divestment movement aims to combat climate change by stripping investments from fossil fuels and redirecting them toward renewable energy.


Oil Prices Change the Face of Geopolitics:

January 28th, 2015

The plunge in oil prices has had a significant effect on Russia, Iran and Venezuela, and is changing those countries' geopolitical calculus.


Crossing Switzerland's St. Gotthard Divide:

January 6th, 2015

The railroad that bridged German and Italian Switzerland was meant to unify the nation. Up close, the story looked a little different.


Norway's Oil Decline Accelerates:

December 13th, 2014

With oil prices tumbling and new oil projects being scrapped, Norway may need to begin building a post-oil economy sooner than it thought.


Will Ukraine Commit Economic Suicide?:

October 10th, 2014

Ukraine's crippling 55 percent tax on private gas producers threatens to damage the economy, scare off investors and decimate gas production.


Bread and Community in Istanbul:

July 19th, 2014

In the neighborhood of Pangalti, an area rich with history, specialty shops dedicated to fresh and local fare knit a sense of community among the locals.


Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu: Turkey's Opposition Candidate:

July 8th, 2014

In Turkey's upcoming presidential election, one man represents the country's two biggest opposition parties, and he is largely unknown.


Turkey: Tea on the Balcony:

July 3rd, 2014

A New Yorker planned a sybaritic summer in a Turkish village by the sea, but didn't consider that she might have trouble fitting in.


The Legacy of Guernica:

May 28th, 2014

A quiet town in the heart of Basque Country, Guernica shows no visible signs of the bombardment it suffered during the Civil War 75 years ago.


Jordan's Energy Policy Key to Its Economy:

March 31st, 2014

With Syria in crisis and Egypt in flux, Jordan is being forced to adopt energy policies that put the country on a path to sustainable development.


Viewpoints: Ukraine's East-West Tug-of-War:

February 11th, 2014

Protests in Ukraine are now in their third month, with protestors showing no sign of letting up, despite the brute treatment they have received in clashes with security forces.


Ukraine Protests: Euromaidan Has Real Potential:

December 10th, 2013

Furious about its government cowing to Russia and mishandling economic challenges, Ukrainian citizens have taken to the streets in record force.


Religion in Eastern Europe:

August 27th, 2013

While the Catholic Church confronts contemporary issues with a modern face, the Orthodox Church remains stubbornly entrenched in its Byzantine heritage.


Eastern Mediterranean Natural Gas Culminations:

August 18th, 2013

Countries like Cyprus, Israel and Greece have high expectations of becoming players in world energy markets through natural gas production and export.


Turkey: Theater and the State:

July 11th, 2013

The fight for freedom of expression in Turkey can be seen in the battle between the theater industry and the government effort to silence dissent.


Turkey's Diverse Resistance:

June 28th, 2013

The people meeting in Istanbul's parks are wildly different from each other, but they are now engaging each other in ways they weren't before.


Emigration Turns Hardship into Opportunity:

May 9th, 2013

The global financial crisis may have eliminated job opportunities around the world, but it has opened the door for a cultural boom on new shores.


North Africa Instability Affects European Energy Security:

April 8th, 2013

Terrorist acts in Algeria and surrounding countries spell trouble for the debt-racked European countries that depend on the region for energy supply.


Cypriot Bailout Linked to Gas Potential:

March 25th, 2013

Temporarily relieved by an E.U. bailout, Cyprus must scramble to develop its gas industry if it wants to stay out of bankruptcy in the future.


Caspian Sea's Part in the 'Great Game':

November 8th, 2012

The importance of the Caspian Sea region is often overlooked when considering the geopolitical maneuvers of major players vying for energy and power.


The Balkan Gate of Transnational Cocaine Trade:

August 6th, 2012

As the cocaine trade has expanded over the past decade, international cartels have used Balkan transport hubs increasingly as a gateway to European markets.


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