Regions / Europe & Central Asia
From Athens to Tehran, powerful countries make the rules and break the rules. Everyone else just squeezes the best deal they can — for now, anyway.
Deficiencies in dealing with parliament and the judicial and education systems hobbled Solidarity and Poland.
Greece and Germany don’t belong on the same continent, let alone in the same currency union.
Though this nuclear deal is a victory for international diplomacy, the United States still has a ways to go before their relations with Iran are truly normalized.
The German government has forgotten how much debt forgiveness contributed to its post-World War II economic success.
French intelligence plotted to overthrow Muammar Gaddafi to horn in on Libya’s oil and to provide access for French businesses.
Parties linked to Spain's "Occupy" movement now lead governments in the country's three largest cities — and they're already ruffling feathers.
During the Cold War, it not only served the Soviet Union’s purposes to overestimate the size of its nuclear weapons program, but the United States.
Half of young Greeks are unemployed, and over 40 percent live in poverty. Is default really worse than letting Europe squeeze the country dry?
Many Russians and Americans would rather see their governments helping other countries than hurting them. That means facing some hard truths.