Regions / Russia
The chain of events set into motion by the U.S. invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq is reaching its logical conclusion — the disintegration of multi-ethnic states and a great expulsion of innocents.
Despite risks to domestic politics and local administration, Germany is opening its gates to vast numbers of refugees.
The Russian military moves to shore up the Syrian Regime in its fight against the Islamic State and other rebel forces.
Meanwhile, some in Finland sympathize with Russia.
The only true way to win a nuclear war is not to fight it.
The BRICS were well poised to rival the West's control of the global economy. But while they grapple with economic slowdowns and rising social tensions, other blocs of developing economies are rising to the fore.
Somehow a disagreement over Ukraine has morphed into Nazi armies poised on the Polish border, or Soviet armored divisions threatening to overrun Western Europe.
During the Cold War, it not only served the Soviet Union’s purposes to overestimate the size of its nuclear weapons program, but the United States.
Many Russians and Americans would rather see their governments helping other countries than hurting them. That means facing some hard truths.
In the post-Cold War era, the right and even some on the left are playing a new game of "Who's your favorite dictator?"