Regions / Europe & Central Asia
Libya's Transitional Council and Italy are likely to become fast friends because of oil.
The U.S.-NATO presence in Afghanistan is becoming increasingly immaterial.
Stephen Cohen explodes the conventional wisdom about Soviet and Russian history in his latest book.
The Taliban carried out a major attack on the United States at the same time that it's opening an unofficial embassy in Qatar to negotiate with the United States.
When the Cold War ended, many believed there would be a peace dividend, nuclear disarmament, and dismantling of the war machine with industrial conversion to peaceful technology. Instead, we've witnessed the aggressive expansion of NATO, to include the former Soviet Republics, right up to the Russian border, which should be a wake-up call to many living in the American Empire.
In war-time, casting aside concern for the fate of your soul when killing is the ultimate sacrifice for your country.
36,000 Pakistanis have died violent deaths since 2003. Russ Wellen at the Foreign Policy in Focus blog Focal Points.
"Child abuse and war should almost always be mentioned in the same sentence."
The Nazi zest for killing Russian POWs was almost as great as for Jews.
Some politicians and commentators have dismissed the recent British riots as pure criminality. But they ignore the politics at their own risk.