Almir Hodzic
Almir Hodzic

Why This Photo is Popping Up All Over Social Media

The power of a simple gesture.

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Why Eastern Europe is a Threat to Silicon Valley's Tech Industry

Twenty four years after the fall of the Berlin wall, Eastern Europe might finally be making headway against the West, particularly in the realm of technological innovation
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The Balkans: A Simple Guide To One Of The World's Most Complicated Regions

As we all focus on potential intervention in Syria, we forget that other regions in the world continue to be possible hotspots for conflict.
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Russian Anti-Gay Bill: A Short History

The guide to Russia's erratic history toward gay people.

Fascism is Exploding in Greece, Raising Fears About Neo-Nazi Rule

The global recession has made Golden Dawn, a far-right party with neo-Nazi leanings, increasingly popular in Greece, but that's not as worrying as you think.
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The Biggest Trade Deal Ever Could Collapse Because Of the NSA Spying Program

A meeting that was intended to bring the U.S. and EU closer together might result in a rift due to spying allegations

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New EU President: Find Out What Lithuania Will Bring to the Table

The Baltic states have been some of Europe's most prosperous without resorting to austerity-based policies. Could this bode well for Lithuania's turn atop the EU?
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JFK Berlin Speech: 50 Years Later, the Walls Are All Falling Down

There's no longer a Berlin Wall, and Europe is at peace. But almost everywhere else in the world, from the Middle East to South America, tyrannical and incompetent regimes are on the brink.
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How These Eastern European Cities Are Faring, Two Decades After Communism

How did Moscow and Ljubljana fare in their approach to establishing democracy and a market economy after the fall of communism?
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Taksim Square Protests: Open Door to Reforms and Erdogan Overthrow

Recent protests have put pressure on Prime Minister Erdogan and his party to reform or get replaced, electorally or violently.
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Bashar Al-Assad: Why Russia and Hezbollah Are Rushing to Syria's Aid

Why have Hezbollah and Russia continued to stand by Bashar al-Assad's regime, despite the atrocities it has been committing in Syria?

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Bashar al-Assad: Turkey Won't Depose Syria's Ruler Without U.S. Involvement

Without U.S. committment to foreign intervention in the Syrian civil war, it's unlikely Turkey will lift a finger to help end the conflict.

'Magnificent Century' TV Show: Middle East and Balkans Are Soaking Up Turkish Soap Operas

One of the new and unexpected cultural trends spreading across the Middle East and the European Balkans is the reemergence of Ottoman culture through soap operas.
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Vladimir Putin: Russia's Billionaires Are Snubbing Him

The Russian oligarchs that Putin helped create are turning against him.
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Doku Umarov: Are the Boston Bombings Connected to "Russia's Bin Laden?"

Is there a possible connection between the Tsarnaev brothers, their motives, and the leading Chechen rebel, Doku Umarov?
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Where Is Kyrgyzstan? What Americans Should Know About the Caucases

Most Americans know very little about Kyrgyzstan, yet the news media is already unfairly connecting the nation to the Boston Marathon attacks. Here's a primer on what you need to know.