Matthew Brunwasser

Conflict & Justice

Asian island nation

In the Geo Quiz we're searching for the jungles of Mullaitivu this time. These jungles are found at the northern end of an island nation in the Indian Ocean. It's an area that was scarred by a civil war that dragged on for 25 years.

Arts, Culture & Media

On spice tour in East Africa

For the Geo Quiz, we're looking for an island off the coast of East Africa. 50 years ago, it joined up with the former African colony named Tanganyika and became part of Tanzania. The island's exotic spices have for centuries attracted spice merchants.

Global Politics

Turkey's role in Libya

Turkey had intended to oppose the intervention in Libya, despite the country's membership in NATO. But then Ankara changed its mind and was on board, when the alliance agreed to take over the military effort. Matthew Brunwasser reports from Istanbul.

Global Politics

Rambo Amadeus

You might think authoritarian political regimes aren't very good for art. But Serbian rock star Rambo Amadeus says tyranny gives art purpose and energy. Now he says cultural life in Serbia has run out of steam. Matthew Brunwasser has today's global hit.