Regions / Europe & Central Asia
The author returns to East-Central Europe amidst concerns that its governments are showing signs of greater authoritarianism.
Afghanistan can't prosecute its way out of rampant corruption.
A pretext for the deployment of tactical nuclear weapons in European states is to free them from the need to develop nuclear weapons.
Battlefield, or "tactical," nuclear weapons may be more of a threat than the larger "strategic" warheads.
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.