Regions / Europe & Central Asia
Have you ever thought about just how strange this country's version of normal truly is? Let me make my point with a single, hardly noticed Washington Post news story that's been on my mind for a while. It represents the sort of reporting that, in our world, zips by with next to no reaction, despite the true weirdness buried in it.
The European Union is gradually absorbing the Balkans, but it's far from a done deal.
One reason the leak will not become Pentagon Papers 2.0 is that the contents tend to confirm, rather than contradict, news about Afghanistan.
The Vietnam War lasted four more years after the release of the Pentagon Papers.
A corruption investigation may soon engulf Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi.
As success in Afghanistan becomes more uncertain, Conn Hallinan argues that the problem is not Afghanistan, but the entire concept of counterinsurgency.
Is Pakistan's Taliban motivated by unfair taxation -- like our founding fathers?
In the aftermath of the Gaza flotilla in May, a powerful new alliance may be emerging in the Middle East.
The Greek economic crisis is not about living beyond one's means, reports columnist Walden Bello from Athens. It's the same story of unregulated financial speculation all over again.
The weakening of the U.S.-Israel relationship will remap the Middle East but also likely usher in a new Pax Americana in the region.