Nothing would go further toward rebuilding prosperity in Russia than a national program to transform the country’s infrastructure. Sochi has shown the way forward, and that is the real story the Western media have sidestepped.
This remarkable photo book explores the impoverished people and conflict-ridden region surrounding Sochi, home of the 2014 Olympic Winter Games It's not what Putin wants the world to see This remarkable photo book explores the impoverished and conflict-ridden region surrounding Sochi, home of the 2014 Olympic Winter Games .
The melting snows of Mount Ararat are a stark warning of growing problems in a fragile region so fragmented by conflict that unified efforts to address climate change are severely restricted.
There are often hailstorms in Armenia and throughout the rugged and mountainous Caucasus region. But the ferocity of this one -- happening in mid- May when crops were just coming to life -- was highly unusual.
Chechen scholar Thomas Goltz gives a historical primer on the centuries old culture and struggle that shaped the Tsarnaev brothers, suspects in the bombings of the Boston Marathon.
Forget the moderate image, promoted by an admiring media. Forget the so-called straight talk and independence. With the Russian-Georgian war winding down, McCain has firmly established himself as an old-fashioned Cold Warrior and a supporter of the huge oil companies that have a big stake in Georgia and the rest of the Caucasus.