Trump Didn’t ‘Send In the Troops.’ They Were Already There.
Police officers today can turn out with more weaponry than I had in 1992, as a Marine deployed to a burning Los Angeles. What does it mean to project this much force at home?
The Spirit That Brought Down the Berlin Wall Lives On
Bloodless revolutions from Armenia to Lebanon are about ending the fatalism corrupt rule engenders.
Russia and 4 Other Nations Settle Decades-long Dispute Over Caspian Sea
The five states with shorelines on the Caspian Sea agreed on a formula to divide up the world’s largest inland body of water, potentially clearing the way for oil and gas development.
Council of Europe Urged to Act Against Lawmakers Tied to Bribery
The council members are accused of receiving bribes in oil-rich Azerbaijan in return for silencing discussion of its human rights violations.
Former Trump Tower in Azerbaijan, Dogged by Controversy, Is Engulfed by Fire
The building was the second property linked to the American president to catch fire this month, after a blaze in New York killed an art collector.
U.N. Officials Condemn Arrests of Gays in Azerbaijan, Egypt and Indonesia
The roundups, in which of scores of people were arrested, raised alarms over the violation of basic rights.
Azerbaijan Detains Dozens of Gay and Transgender People
Homosexuality was decriminalized in Azerbaijan in 2000, but discrimination and even violence remain.
Restructuring by Azerbaijan Bank Rattles Foreign Investors
Bondholders had counted on the government to prop up the lender. The hunt for yield in emerging markets is bound to provide other nasty shocks.
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Joint Chiefs Chairman to Meet With Russian Counterpart in Azerbaijan
It will be the first face-to-face meeting of military chiefs from Washington and Moscow since 2014, and takes place while the Trump administration’s policy toward Russia is unclear.
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