The economics of (sea)weed

Unlike Mark Twain?s experience with New York, returning to Washington D.C. after an absence of a mere six months in April I found quite of bit of moral decadence: Cannabis had been legalized. To my chagrin, only its consumption, but not its sale, was allowed.

Kurt Cobain's 'solo album' to come out soon

An album of unreleased music by grunge icon Kurt Cobain will come out in November to accompany a documentary on the late Nirvana frontman, the director has said.

In researching ?Montage of Heck,? filmmaker Brett Morgen discovered more than 100 early cassettes recorded by Cobain, who grew up in the lumber town of Aberdeen, Washington.

What is the AKP playing at?

If the Justice and Development Party?s (AKP) calculation, for the sake of domestic political gains, is to end the Kurdish peace process and declare wholesale war on the Kurdistan Workers? Party (PKK) under the cover of joining the U.S.-led war against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), this could leave Turkey in a worse situation than it is in today.

Turkey faces new reality in Syria

Developments in Tal Abyad, a strategic border town in Syria just south of the Turkish town of Akçakale, are proving again that developments in Syria are not determined by Ankara?s desires and needs. What we have today is more than just a victory against the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).