Regions / Europe & Central Asia
Vladimir Putin has a point: the United States seems to have discovered international law only recently.
Fashions come and go. And this year, across the broad swath of Eurasia, fascism is in.
The U.S., hooked on Russian enriched uranium, is in no position to impose long-term sanctions on Russia.
Washington's past and present foreign policies are sustaining the fraught security environment in East Asia.
Sanctioning Russia may actually reduce its incentive to change course in Crimea.
The deadlock in the UN Security Council combined with Russia’s disregard for Western approval have the U.S. and its allies stymied.
Far from simply removing tariffs, the proposed “free trade” agreement between the United States and the European Union undermines representative democracy.
The U.S. once stationed nuclear weapons in Europe to counter Russia’s massive army; now Russia brandishes them to keep our conventional capabilities at bay.
U.S. foreign policy is anything but demilitarized. But where the Bush team saw every problem as a nail, the Obama team wields more than just a hammer.
Because it had already been experimenting with a mixed economy, Hungary’s transition to capitalism was less painful than other East-Central Europe communist states.