Regions / Europe & Central Asia
Seven stories of 2009 that deserved more attention than they received.
Afghanistan’s problems are all about governance.
A Turkish court recently closed down the country's only pro-Kurdish party. What happened to the country's new politics of ethnic tolerance?
The Muslim world should not respond to European bigotry with bigotry of its own.
In June, President Obama wowed the Muslim world with his Cairo speech. In December, he struck out with his Afghanistan speech.
As the United States escalates the war in Afghanistan, poets speak out.
U.S. military strategy in Afghanistan is built on two coups, one in Kabul and the other in Islamabad.
The president's goals in escalating the war in Afghanistan are deeply flawed. Just ask the Russians.
An assessment of what Obama said -- and what he didn't say.
The negotiators in Copenhagen are likely to address only half the story, argues columnist Walden Bello.