Matthew Brunwasser

Syrian soldiers refusing to shoot civilians executed, say reports

Accusations are emerging that Syrian Special Forces were ordered to kill any soldiers who refused to shoot civilians, but information about the conflict in Syria remains murky.

Turkey’s soap opera diplomacy

Global Politics

Slaughter Nick for President … in Serbia

Arts, Culture & Media

Bulgarian Church Officials Select New Leader

Global Politics

Russia’s New Required Religion Class for 4th Graders

Conflict & Justice

Turkish Border Town Struggling in Face of Ongoing Syria Crisis

Global Politics

Gaziantep in southern Turkey is known as one of the “Anatolian Tigers” for its dramatic economic growth, driven by industry and border trade. But the boomtown has been hit hard by the crisis next door. From Gaziantep, Matthew Brunwasser reports.

Preserving the Cold War in Sunny California

Arts, Culture & Media

We are looking for a museum of Cold War history that has a collection of everything from East German blueprints to Soviet artwork.

The World

In Turkey’s Last Armenian Village, a Place to Get Away From it All

Arts, Culture & Media

For the Geo Quiz we are looking for a province in southern Turkey about the size of Delaware. It is an ethically diverse province and even includes a village with a 100 percent ethnic Armenian population. Can you name it?

Esma Redžepova, queen of gypsy music.

Esma Redzepova, the queen of gypsy music

Arts, Culture & Media

Esma Redzepova, known as the “Queen of Gypsy Music” for her voice and humanitarian work, adds “politician” to her resume.

Where Roma Run the Show

Global Politics

We are looking for a European country that’s home to one of the the world’s biggest self-governing Roma communities.