Regions / Europe & Central Asia
Thriftiness has served Germany well in the past, but the German culture of austerity suffers from selective memory.
The new BRICS bank could rival the IMF or fall flat on its face. Either way, it's a sign of shifting global power and influence.
If Ukraine wants to move closer to the West, it will probably have to submit to the knife.
Like Islam, Christianity has often been perverted to justify violence.
Hannah Gais holds that Islam is just a handy tool that militants use to battle oppression.
As the U.S. drone war flares up again in Yemen, a distressingly familiar pattern is playing out.
Left organizations from all over Europe met in Barcelona to draw up a plan to battle the forces of austerity.
According to Stephen Walt, insecurity, not the urge to expand, is behind Russia’s actions in Ukraine.
Ignoring religion’s role in radicalization means we’re not attending to the needs of those most at risk of joining extremist groups.
In a different world, Cherif and Said Kouachi might have become progressive activists. But where the left abdicated its outreach to marginalized communities, the Islamists moved in.