Regions / Europe & Central Asia
There are more refugees adrift in the world today than ever before. If they formed a country, it would be the 24th most populous on the planet.
To Poles, “Smolensk” signifies not only the Russian city, but the circumstances surrounding the 2010 plane crash that killed Polish President Lech Kaczynski.
The G7 says they want to wean the world off climate-changing fuels. But not till 2100.
Francis recognizes that there's no way to stop climate change without confronting the way the world does business. That's huge.
Do the statements of Pope Francis represent institutional shifts or are they just window dressing?
Hungarian philosopher and political theorist Gaspar Miklos Tamas started out on the Left, moved steadily rightward, and then made an abrupt U-turn.
The percentage of unionized workers in Turkey has fallen from 57.5 in 2003 to just 9.68 percent today.
It's not just liberals that have soured on Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan. It's the country's often overlooked ethnic minorities.
The Saudis and the Turks are scaling up their support for Syrian jihadists while the Israelis contemplate a new war with Hezbollah.
In November 2013 John Feffer interviewed Jeffrey Sachs about the position Poland occupies in Europe.