Regions / Europe & Central Asia
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.
As the U.S. drone war flares up again in Yemen, a distressingly familiar pattern is playing out.
Left organizations from all over Europe met in Barcelona to draw up a plan to battle the forces of austerity.
According to Stephen Walt, insecurity, not the urge to expand, is behind Russia’s actions in Ukraine.
Ignoring religion’s role in radicalization means we’re not attending to the needs of those most at risk of joining extremist groups.
In a different world, Cherif and Said Kouachi might have become progressive activists. But where the left abdicated its outreach to marginalized communities, the Islamists moved in.
The Chief of Staff of Ukraine’s Armed Forces, General Viktor Muzhenko stated that the only Russian citizens fighting in the contested region are residents of that region or Ukraine and some Russian citizens.
Syriza will not easily sweep the policies of austerity aside, but there is a palpable feeling on the continent that a tide is turning.