Regions / Europe & Central Asia
As with most Western countries, in Poland drug abuse has spread from criminals and the impoverished to all levels of society.
Turkey's offering Washington a fig leaf of cooperation against the Islamic State, but it's turning all its firepower against the most effective anti-ISIS fighters in the region — the Kurds.
For the refugees pouring into Europe, their journeys can be just as deadly as the war zones they're fleeing.
It was one thing to establish a peace group in Poland or Hungary during the Communist era, another entirely in East Germany.
It's a new kind of barbarism, one that sacks countries with fine print.
Laudato Si’, the papal encyclical letter written by Pope Francis, is helping to move global warming to the forefront of the world’s consciousness.
To Vaclav Havel, government wasn’t about a well-oiled economy or keeping the streets safe and clean, but whether the system allowed people to live with integrity.
Every democracy in the world has an elected legislature. Why not the United Nations?
Those of a certain age had the best chance of participating in shaping the post-revolutionary environment in East-Central Europe.
Meanwhile, some in Finland sympathize with Russia.