Regions / Europe & Central Asia
During the Cold War, nuclear deterrence failed to thwart crises, which were subsequently solved with good, old politics.
How can a candidate, such as Cardinal Peter Turkson of Ghana or Cardinal Claudio Hummes of Brazil, be considered conservative but still produce statements critical of neoliberal capitalism?
Historian Ward Wilson pokes holes in the mythology of nuclear weapons.
Bulgaria's younger generation is distinguished from those who lived during the communist era by an awareness of the rest of the world -- and how it perceives Bulgaria.
After years of brutal austerity, collapsing economies, widespread unemployment, and shredding of the social safety net, Italians said "basta!" Enough!
Camel wrestling is an ancient Anatolian sport originating among Turkic tribes well over 2,000 years ago, a tradition still seen along Turkey's Aegean coast.
NGOs devoted to public works paradoxically became part of the wave of privatization that swept the region.
One of the major problems plaguing the Balkans is impunity.
The implosion of the Irish real estate bubble, as well as gutted inspection regimes, begat the Great Horsemeat Crisis.
Despite its triumphalism, the GDR museum in Berlin suggests that reunification remains an unfinished business.