Monday, September 22, 2014


Odds, Ends, And Autocrats

Photogallery Karimova Pictured Under 'House Arrest'

Gulnara Karimova, an erstwhile globe-trotting fashionista now facing what she calls politically motivated corruption charges, is shown in the photos apparently being hassled by camouflaged security officers outside her home, where she has reportedly been under house arrest. More

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Power Vertical

How Russia Is Ruled

NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen speaks during a news conference at the Alliance headquarters in Brussels on August 29.

Audio Podcast: The New NATO

What can we expect in the upcoming NATO Summit? Listen to a special edition of the Power Vertical Podcast. More

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Ukraine Unspun

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Abuses Uncovered

Another Makarevich Concert Cancelled, This Time In St. Petersburg

A concert by Russian rock musician Andrei Makarevich in St. Petersburg has been cancelled following his public criticism of Moscow over the conflict in Ukraine. More

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Qishloq Ovozi

Blogging Central Asia

Pictures of the Kumtor mine taken in April 22013 seem to show it in a very dilapidated condition.

Photogallery Kumtor Gold Mine Appears To Be In Bad Shape

Kyrgyzstan's Kumtor gold mine seems to be falling apart, literally. Surrounded by scandal since the early days of the project's history, it appears that, as the Kyrgyz government attempts to acquire more shares of this cash cow on its territory, there is need for some serious upgrading at the site. More

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Persian Letters

Notes Of An Iran Watcher

The leader and founder of the Islamic revolution, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, waves from a Tehran balcony during the country's revolution, in February 1979.

Tehran In No Mood To Laugh At Khomeini Jokes

Jokes mocking Islamic republic founder Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, spread widely on social media, have attracted the attention of the authorities. More

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