Regions / Europe & Central Asia
Policymakers have long predicted that North Korea will go the way of East German Communism. Not so fast.
The shift from a permanent war footing to permanent diplomacy has significant promise for prosperity as well as peace.
The Winter Olympics in Sochi have brought renewed scrutiny to vulnerabilities that could undermine Russia's ongoing ambitions for international prestige.
Clashes of colors — red shirts vs. yellow shirts in Thailand, a faded orange revolution in Ukraine — have many people reaching for the rainbow in response.
A studied refusal to pay attention to South Sudan's colonial history helped ignite the current crisis.
Algeria descended into civil war when its military suppressed the country's democratically popular Islamists. Could the same happen in Egypt?
When the losing party in an election resorts to extra-legal measures, democracy is threatened and secession may follow.
The Amanda Knox case should serve as a clarion call for fair judicial outcomes for everyone everywhere, including in the U.S.
Can international capital explain why Canada has become so subservient to the U.S. in Afghanistan and beyond?
Former law professor Barack Obama went into surprising depth on issues of war and peace during his fifth State of the Union address. Here's how he should grade himself.