Azerbaijan Opens New Cultural Vistas to Jewish Students

Five Jewish teens from the Atlanta area traveled to Azerbaijan as part of a leadership initiative. There, they discovered a Muslim nation dedicated to interfaith harmony, cooperation, and a peaceful future for the world.

Education in Azerbaijan Joins the Country’s Reform Movement

The Azerbaijan Teacher Development Centre is receiving international praise, and is becoming a real win for everyone involved — but especially the students and Azerbaijan’s future.

Azerbaijan: A Model of Tolerance in an Intolerant Region

Azerbaijan has declared 2016 the Year of Multiculturalism. With a long history of moderation and tolerance, this is the story of one more link between the West and Azerbaijan.

Stay Classy, Russia

Russia’s United Nations delegation walked out of a speech by Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, citing the speech’s “aggression.” Read that again, to savor it.

Using Music to Forge a Common Future in Romania

The story of the last few years in the former Communist bloc has been at times grim; we should savor these moments of childhood innocence and promise.

Azerbaijan, the Council of Europe, and Nagorno-Karabakh: A Reckoning

The failure of the world to follow through on its resolutions is endangering the authority of the bodies charged with keeping the peace.

Lithuania Struggles with Emigration — A Harbinger of Eastern Europe’s Future

This is a story told in anecdotes and figures of Lithuania’s own struggles with holding onto its population. It is worth the time.

Russia’s Power Play Against Ukraine “Will Only Strengthen Ukraine’s European Identity.”

As Brussels and Kyiv rapidly approach the date on which they are to sign the Association Agreement to which they have worked so long, all present noted the remarkable speed with which Ukraine is meeting its target benchmarks.

A Reminder on Khojaly and the Nagorno-Karabakh

The U.S. House of Representatives continues to fund the Armenian occupation of Nagorno-Karabakh. It might be helpful to show what they are subsidizing.

Belarusian Dream

This is a moving piece, longer than we normally display here. It tells a story of Belarus from within Belarus, a story of fractured dreams and hope. We commend it to you.