Regions / Europe & Central Asia
Avni Dogru summarises the Middle East's falling in and out of love with President Barack Obama. Without a rapid reversal of U.S. policy, it looks as if the downward trend will only accelerate.
There may be both less and more to Russian arms trafficker Viktor Bout than meets the eye.
The crime rate of Roma is no higher than the population at large.
Imtiaz Gul goes to Pakistan's tribal areas and details the region's descent into chaos.
Agribusiness, an industry that found a way to profit during the Vietnam War, is emerging as a beneficiary of U.S. post-conflict policies in the Middle East as well.
There is no more fitting way to observe the anniversary of the U.S. bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki then to ratify the new strategic arms reduction treaty, argues columnist Frida Berrigan.
Reluctance to withdraw from Afghanistan is only a symptom of the investment American political elites have in global military hegemony.
Consider the following statement offered by Admiral Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, at a news conference last week. He was discussing Julian Assange, the founder of Wikileaks as well as the person who has taken responsibility for the vast, still ongoing Afghan War document dump at that site.
After ethnic rioting erupted in Kyrgyzstan this summer, continued international engagement in the country is crucial to reduce the likelihood that violence will break out again, causing more casualties and unpredictable consequences for regional stability.
Its foreign ministry maintains that Russia is not the only country with a "loose nuke" problem.