Regions / Europe & Central Asia
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.
The 2010 movie "A Film Unfinished" indelibly stamps images from the Warsaw Ghetto on your mind.
Why did Slovenia turn 25,000 residents into illegal immigrants overnight?
The Spanish government has been showing the world how to repress an uprising European-style.
The much-proclaimed reset in U.S.-Russian relations has been more rhetorical than real.