Regions / Europe & Central Asia
Yes, it would be funny if it weren't so grim. After all, when it comes to squandering money and resources in strange and distant places (or even here at home), you can count on the practitioners of American-style war to be wildly over the top.
Iraq and Afghanistan may be a lot less ready for democracy than we think.
Labor Day doesn't have to be about barbecues.
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.