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PONARS Eurasia 30 Oct 2015
(AL JAZEERA) In Search of Putin's Russia - Kremlin Rules Twenty-five years after the Cold War, fear of Russia's regional ambitions seems once again to be on the rise; while many Russians, in turn, feel threatened and misunderstood by the West. The country's president, Vladimir Putin, had said that he would "reclaim what was rightfully Russia's", and now this seems to be playing out in Crimea...
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PONARS Eurasia 28 Jun 2011
(PBS) Find out more at http://www.pbs.org/pov/myperestroika "My Perestroika" is an intimate look at the last generation of Soviet children. Five classmates go from living sheltered childhoods to experiencing the hopes of Gorbachev's reforms and the confusion of the USSR's dissolution, to searching for their places in today's Moscow. With candor and humor, the punk rocker, single mother,...
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PONARS Eurasia 01 Jul 2008
(BBC) Azerbaijan and Armenia became independent after the collapse of the Soviet Union, but a mountainous area of Azerbaijan called Nagorno-Karabakh (NK) triggered war. Historically it was mainly Armenian Christian, and when it wanted its own independence, Armenian troops helped the Karabakh army push Azeris out. Azerbaijan is still officially at war over NK, and Simons journey starts in...
PONARS Eurasia 01 Jan 2005
(JOURNEYMAN PICTURES) One year on and there is still no justice for those killed in the massacre in Andijan, Uzbekistan on 13 May 2005. After an attempt by gunmen to release religious extremists in the jails, the whole town was moved to protest not simply over the men in prison but poverty and a repressive government regime. Hundreds of unarmed people were killed and injured. This film was made...
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PONARS Eurasia 01 Jan 2001
(JOURNEYMAN PICTURES) After the fall of the Soviet Union, millions poured into Azerbaijan's oil industry. But only a select few reaped the rewards. Presented by Marcel Theroux. The oil-rich Azerbaijan ought to be a text book example of the benefits of globalisation. Multinationals from across the globe have poured in cash to exploit its oil wealth, and now a tidal wave of money is hitting...
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