Regions / Europe & Central Asia
With his preference for diplomacy over militarism, we must neither be naïve about Barack Obama's limitations nor cynical about his potential.
Bhutto's assassination seems all too familiar, given the large number of murdered third-world leaders, while the possible repercussions of her death may come as a surprise.
As the race for the White House heats up, Presidential candidates are using the turmoil in Pakistan to show off their foreign policy credentials.
Roumen Yanovski from ACCESS, Sofia, Bulgaria, compares the fates of both ethnic Turks and Roma in Bulgaria, posing questions on national identity, social reform, present day media, and history.
Unfortunately, the current wave of violence is seen by many Kenyans as payback time.
Artist and Director of the Center for Contemporary Art in Pristina Albert Heta debates the political and social consequences of art in times of conflict.
Nigar Goksal of the European Stability Initiative discusses the political climate in Turkey as regards the country's pending EU membership; Balkanization; women's rights; Islamic interest groups; and the Armenian issue.
Turkish journalist Tan Morgul discusses Turkey's Kurdish population, and describes a new Turkey born of changes in politics and regional immigration.
Deyan Kiuranov discusses nationalist movements and desegregation in the context of the former Yugoslavia.
Actor and director Arben Castrati talks about ethnic identity in the Balkans, and his experiences in regional and international theater.