Regions / Russia
The last time the U.S. accused Russia of downing a civilian airliner, nuclear war nearly broke out.
Between Ukraine airline officials keeping planes flying too low and the pilot diverting his plane into the vicinity of the military transport, MH17’s fate was sealed.
The Russian prime minister may still bear some of the blame, though.
Despite its peace constitution, Japan boasts one of the largest militaries in the world.
How the Obama administration can make good on its stated preference for diplomacy over war.
Without disarmament our nuclear nightmares may become realities -- but there is still time to avoid disaster.
On the outskirts of Europe people are literally dying to get in, while the core members of the EU are having second thoughts.
The U.S. government should be making it more difficult to sell weapons—at home as well as abroad.
Events appear to be moving toward a political solution to the East-West standoff over Ukraine. But as Clausewitz once noted: “Against stupidity, no amount of planning will prevail.”
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is a well-known Hindu nationalist. But on foreign policy, he seems more likely to show his pragmatic side.