Regions / Europe & Central Asia
Syria President Assad seems intent on doing everything he can to alienate his allies and make us sympathetic to his often brutal opposition.
India should respond to Pakistan’s mortar fire over the Line of Control with containment, not escalation.
What’s the point of retaliating to a nuclear attack that destroys your country?
The platform of Bulgaria’s mixes a left-wing critique of globalization with a frankly nationalist approach to minority policy.
File under Even Bigger Threats Than Thought: drones to civilians, Morsi to Egyptians.
Bulgaria’s “case of the 13 imams” is a test of the limits of religious freedom on the eastern edge of the European Union.
Rajiv Chandrasekaran's new book, Little America: The War within the War for Afghanistan, details the bureaucratic infighting that sunk America's war in Afghanistan.
But the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi provide a key platform to repeal Russian laws against gays.
Philanthropists use microlending and financial literacy programs to conscript world’s poor into the service of free markets.
The unrest gripping Turkey has less to do with Islam than with the AKP’s policies of privatization, its push to centralize authority in the hands of the country’s executive branch, and its silencing of the media.