Regions / Europe & Central Asia
To those critical of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, compassion seems to be a liability in war.
Events appear to be moving toward a political solution to the East-West standoff over Ukraine. But as Clausewitz once noted: “Against stupidity, no amount of planning will prevail.”
Trading Taliban prisoners for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl may not have been ideal, but, as they say, the perfect is enemy of the good.
Like Big Tobacco, Big Energy targets the developing world for future profits.
The rationale that Islamist extremists offer for civilian casualties is nothing new.
In 2010, Hungary suffered a massive toxic sludge spill, from which it's still recovering.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is a well-known Hindu nationalist. But on foreign policy, he seems more likely to show his pragmatic side.
Unlike Poland, Hungary or Yugoslavia, Romania saw no critical socialist movement emerge in response to the orthodox Communists in power.
Ukraine is in the throes of a human rights crisis, with serious violations on both sides.
Obama’s foreign policy legacy will not be secured unless he addresses head-on the belief that we have the power to achieve our objectives by threats, intimidation, and coercion.