Regions / Europe & Central Asia
The U.S.-backed Afghan government of Hamid Karzai is stamping out local government, which only inflames the country's insurgency.
Legalizing narcotics would strengthen democracy at home and abroad.
Central Asia dazzles the world with its energy sources.
This article discusses Middle Eastern attitudes toward democracy and the role that the United States and others play in helping or hindering democratization in the Muslim world.
This excerpt from scholar and activist Lawrence Wittner's autobiography recounts a visit to the Soviet Union and an unusual historical find.
His image isn't bolstered by the latest rash of defections, but President Assad cares little about Western perceptions.
The Senate makes political hay over the martyrdom of Russian whistleblower Sergei Magnitsky.
Negotiating with the various factions in Syria would infuse Turkey with national pride and international prestige.
Victims of the devastating coastal Black Sea flooding are quick to blame the authorities.
Silence on the part of veterans is often a symptom of "moral injury."