Regions / Europe & Central Asia
The West should be careful about alienating Putin.
The new British prime minister wants to limit his own war powers? What gives? What else does he have in mind?
The Pakistani presidents commando raid against Islamic militants achieved only a Pyrrhic victory.
Turkey is massing troops on its border with Iraq. Can it be dissuaded from invading?
In the courtship of Europe and Turkey, both sides are having second thoughts.
With Turkey worried about an independent Kurdistan and the United States bent on destabilizing Iran, northern Iraq is on the brink of chaos.
Rep. Jim Moran thinks that Guantanamo is a blot on the U.S. reputation and should be closed down. He talks with Michael Shank on the implications of closure.
Moscow and Washington are on a crash course over missile defense. Even Putin's surprise offer at the G8, columnist Frida Berrigan points out, will not likely avert collision.
Are India and Pakistan heading toward war or peace? Noam Chomsky looks at nukes, Kashmir, and diaspora politics.
The administration's plan to install anti-ballistic missiles in Poland is being greeted with healthy skepticism is Congress.