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May 31, 2011 ‘Frozen Conflict’ Between Azerbaijan and Armenia Begins to Boil

QUOTE: Since the early 1990s, Azerbaijan has been trying to regain control of Nagorno-Karabakh, a predominantly ethnic Armenian enclave within its borders, and secure the return of ethnic Azeris who were forced from their homes by war. A cease-fire has held since 1994...

New York Times
Oct 06, 2007 Turkish Premier Tells Bush Genocide Bill Would Hurt Ties

QUOTE: "The president has described the events of 1915 as 'one of the greatest tragedies of the 20th century' but believes that the determination of whether or not the events constitute a genocide should be a matter for historical inquiry, not legislation," Johndroe said.

Washington Post
Jan 02, 2006 Russia Cuts Off Gas to Ukraine In Controversy Over Pricing: Move Raises Concerns About Energy Supply for Other European Countries

QUOTE: The state-controlled Russian energy giant Gazprom cut off the supply of natural gas to Ukraine...the standoff has a fraught political backdrop and could also have potentially far-reaching implications for Europe, which is increasingly dependent on Russia for natural gas.

Washington Post
Dec 17, 2005 Turkish Court Delays Trial of Author: Free Speech Case May Complicate Effort to Join E.U.

QUOTE: Acclaimed Turkish novelist Orhan Pamuk appeared briefly in a courtroom Friday to face a charge of insulting the country that he has built an international reputation trying to explain.

Washington Post
Nov 18, 2005 Revival of Cossacks Casts Muslim Group Out of Russia to U.S.

QUOTE: Thousands of Muslims from a small ethnic group known as the Meskhetian Turks are fleeing this Black Sea region for the United States. The exodus is caused by what human rights groups call a campaign of persecution sanctioned by local authorities and spearheaded by the Cossacks, a Russian militia that fought for the czars and is being revived.

Washington Post
May 31, 2005 Russian Troops To Leave Georgia: Deal Struck on Pullout by 2008

QUOTE: Russia agreed Monday to a timetable for the withdrawal of its forces from two military bases in Georgia

Washington Post