News articles, Op-Eds, etc. (an incomplete sampling)
Jerusalem should be a free city
Op-Ed for the Vancouver Sun advocating a permanent "corpus separatum" status for Jerusalem.
Purge in Azerbaijan
This was my first piece from Azerbaijan, written the night of the dramatic arrest of government ministers and other key figures by the Aliyev government.
Baku prepares for Color Revolution
Opposition forces prepare for an Azerbaijani Color Revolution, using the template from Ukraine and Georgia.
Opposition plans new strategy
Tensions ratchet up in the aftermath of the elections, with protest rallies and rumors of a deal in the works.
Azerbaijan's 2005 elections marred by arrests
Pro-government party declared the winner in flawed parliamentary elections.
Police crush rally with force
Police shut down the final opposition rally with violence, many injured.
CoE reps rebuke Azerbaijan
In the tense post-election period in late 2005, three Council of Europe representatives deliver a harsh assessment while visiting Baku.
Nargorno-Karabakh summit ends in failure
The 2006 Rambouillet summit fails to produce results amidst accusations of Russian meddling and "toilet diplomacy."
Secret trial of youth activists
In the spring of 2006, I gain exclusive access to defense strategy in the trial of youth activists accused of plotting to overthrow the Azerbaijani government.
Assassination scandal in Azerbaijan
Assassination-for-hire gang leader with ties to Internal Affairs Ministry arrested, "confesses" to killing journalist.
The Battle for Azerbaijan
Op-Ed for Washington Post/Newsweek "Post Global" site on Caspian Sea states maneuvering for influence.
Ukraine: Tymoshenko on top
Yulia Tymoshenko's victory in 2007 election sure to result in her return to Prime Minister's office and possibly the presidency.
Troubled elections in Macedonia
Amid violence and accusations of vote-rigging, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia holds parliamentary elections in 2008.
Azerbaijan grapples with new media freedom
Opposition groups turn to cyberspace to engage in dissent while Azerbaijan's parliament considers legislation that some say could curtail freedom of expression.
Nagorno-Karabakh: Parlay with Petrosyan
Part 1 of my 2009 interview with Georgi Petrosyan, Foreign Minister of the self-declared Nagorno-Karabakh Republic.
Nagorno-Karabakh: Status and Negotiations
Part 2 of my interview with Georgi Petrosyan.
Nagorno-Karabkh: On Turkey, Armenia, Genocide
Part 3 of the interview.
Azerbaijan: unrest increasing as an election looms
Published May 2013 by the University of Chicago's Center for East European and Russian/Eurasian Studies.
A Close Call in the Caucasus
My piece for The National Interest on the "Four-Day War" between Armenia and Azerbaijan in April of 2016.
NBC News Chicago Interview with me in July, 2021, on the plight of former translators desperately seeking to leave Afghanistan as the Taliban conquer much of the country.