Regions / Europe & Central Asia
The European debt crisis has little to do with poor budgeting and everything to do with crony capitalism.
The path to a more equal world is steep, but the signposts are clearly marked.
The Polish Catholic church spans the spectrum from socialism to restricting abortions.
Ahead of elections later this year, the state once dubbed "Europe's Last Dictatorship" is launching a fierce new crackdown on journalists and human rights defenders.
The unlikelihood that nuclear war will be anything less than massive will overwhelm relief organizations such as the Red Cross.
Thriftiness has served Germany well in the past, but the German culture of austerity suffers from selective memory.
The new BRICS bank could rival the IMF or fall flat on its face. Either way, it's a sign of shifting global power and influence.
If Ukraine wants to move closer to the West, it will probably have to submit to the knife.
Like Islam, Christianity has often been perverted to justify violence.
Hannah Gais holds that Islam is just a handy tool that militants use to battle oppression.