Taking on the Mafia
A restaurant owner - backed an anti-mafia movement - refuses to pay the mafia's "tax."
30,000 Feet: Frequent Flyer
Gabriel Leigh takes us into the complicated world of the frequent-flyer-mileage obsessed.
Brazil: Hired Guns
Fighting for a share of the land.
California: The Immigration Dilemma
Jason Margolis investigates the immigration debate in California.
Namibia: This Land Is Ours
Who should own Namibia's farms?
Return to Kirkuk
A Kurdish exile's journey home.
Sakhalin Island is what international oilmen might call a "hardship post." It is on the very edge of the Russian Far East The narrow, 600-mile-long island is populated by only half a million people, and its seasons are severe even by Russian standards. But underneath the surface of the island and the surrounding seas is enough oil and gas to power the United States for as much as a decade.
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