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This summer, tourists flocking to the coastal Croatian city of Dubrovnik were greeted by a group very much out of place amidst the ancient fortified walls and orange-roofed buildings that have become synonymous with HBO’s Game of Thrones. Between t...

Building Bridges in the Balkans

This summer, tourists flocking to the coastal Croatian city of Dubrovnik were greeted by a group very much out of place amidst the ancient fortified walls and orange-roofed buildings that have become synonymous with HBO’s Game of Thrones. Between t...

In 1923, Joseph Stalin decided to shift the majority-Armenian region of Nagorno-Karabakh into Soviet Azerbaijan as an independent oblast. This decision has predisposed Armenia, which makes a cultural claim to both the region and Azerbaijan and holds ...

Unwavering Tension in Nagorno-Karabakh

In 1923, Joseph Stalin decided to shift the majority-Armenian region of Nagorno-Karabakh into Soviet Azerbaijan as an independent oblast. This decision has predisposed Armenia, which makes a cultural claim to both the region and Azerbaijan and holds ...

On December 26, 1945, France ratified the Bretton Woods agreement. With that act, the French created the “franc of the French Colonies of Africa.” The French Finance Minister at the time said of the franc, “In a show of her generosity and selfl...

Franc-ly, it is Time for Change

On December 26, 1945, France ratified the Bretton Woods agreement. With that act, the French created the “franc of the French Colonies of Africa.” The French Finance Minister at the time said of the franc, “In a show of her generosity and selfl...

In Pflaumheim, a small German village about a marathon’s distance from Frankfurt, revealing that one “has a Polin,” or “Polish woman,” has become tantamount to announcing one’s own slow demise. As in many rural areas in Germany, Pflaumhei...

Nursing the German Economy

In Pflaumheim, a small German village about a marathon’s distance from Frankfurt, revealing that one “has a Polin,” or “Polish woman,” has become tantamount to announcing one’s own slow demise. As in many rural areas in Germany, Pflaumhei...

On a midnight raid in a rural region of Brittany, France, furious farmers blockaded roads with bales of hay. Other farmers dumped 3.5 million liters of milk next to a popular tourist monastery, torched tax offices, and doused 140 metric tons of fish ...

It Takes A Smart Village

On a midnight raid in a rural region of Brittany, France, furious farmers blockaded roads with bales of hay. Other farmers dumped 3.5 million liters of milk next to a popular tourist monastery, torched tax offices, and doused 140 metric tons of fish ...