Regions / Europe & Central Asia
"He insisted that I couldn't understand Bulgaria until I'd listened to the Balkan blues."
Belgrade is gritty -- in both senses of the word.
The U.S. use of drones in Pakistan is not only illegitimate, but less precise than advertised.
French anti-nuclear activists are hunger-striking their way onto the political agenda.
Iran's nuclear concessions roll off the P5+1 like water from a duck's back.
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.