Regions / Europe & Central Asia
Blind to the political and economic sources of their troubles, many Europeans are lashing out at gays, Jews, migrants, and the European project itself.
If it weren't for decades of Western-backed political and economic repression, the Philippines might have joined the Asian Tigers years ago.
What is there to say to a man who has traversed such a world, whose hands and eyes have betrayed him?
The new NGOs are designed to both provide direct service and to put pressure on the increasingly authoritarian Slovakian government.
Sepulchre of repeated images / Won't someone shatter the pure reflection of glass?
After a contentious and disputed election, Nepal's centrist parties are struggling to reach an accord with the Maoists who helped bring down the country's monarchy.
“Countdown” by Alan Weisman: required reading for earthlings.
Before we get cynical about 2014, let's recount the good news from 2013: declining U.S. militarism, a resurgence of diplomacy, and a more forceful global discussion about inequality.
German Parliament member Reinhard Weisshuhn, once an East German dissident, seeks to provide an infusion of human rights into current German politics.
2013 had its fair share of bad news, but it was also a year of extraordinary activism.