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Slovenia has achieved the most economic success among East-Central European states transitioning from communism, Bulgaria the least.
Something is dreadfully wrong with Hungary--and it could spread to the rest of Europe.
The broad-based protests against Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan reflect deep-seated resentments over the Islamist leader's increasingly authoritarian governing style.
As is the case with most divorces, the "children" -- Czechs and Slovaks -- were not consulted.
Turks are feeling steamrollered by Prime Minister Erdogan's development projects.
With endless foreign aid, the US has undercut mechanisms of democratic accountability in Afghanistan and should not be surprised at the results.
A year ago, the European Court of Human Rights mandated that Slovenia pay compensation to the 25,000 people stripped of residency in the wake of the country's independence.
There is no reason to continue the bloodshed in Afghanistan, which all the parties recognize will not alter the final outcome a whit.
Central Europe has become an Apartheid region where Roma and non-Roma inhabit increasingly separate and decidedly unequal worlds.
For many the decomposition of Yugoslavia into its constituent republics in the early 1990s was anything but smooth.