Orienting the Gyroscope
Emil Gasimli   /   AUG 17, 2017

It was not until last year that I made my first friends from Central Asia, Afghanistan and even far-flung Mongolia. Born in Azerbaijan, educated in the West and later employed by a large national energy company, in mapping out countless trips both for business and pleasure, western destinations always seemed like an easy extension from my country. 

I never imagined that an experience I would have in March of 2016, as a Fellow of the Central Asia-Caucasus Fellowship Program sponsored by the Rumsfeld Foundation, would suddenly propel such a strong desire within me to seek out a deeper understanding of the people and cultures of other post-Soviet countries whose histories I had only read about in school books. 

Rumsfeld Foundation   /   MAY 26, 2017

Welcome to the Rumsfeld Foundation's new blog, "Orienting the Gyroscope," which we are pleased to launch along with our updated website. The blog will reflect on the Foundation's now near decade of operations as well as provide insights and information on our continued commitment to our mission and programs in the years to come.

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