Regions / Europe & Central Asia
In effect, the nuclear ban treaty will put a curse on nuclear weapons.
Can the EU still unite a continent shattered by world wars, or is it little more than a vehicle for austerity capitalism?
From the comfortable alt-rock of PJ Harvey to the hypnotic antagonism of Anohni, new protest music offers a relief from the official rhythms of war and peace.
Russia’s behavior resembles that of a small country such as North Korea more than a superpower.
The victory of Sadiq Khan has "normalized" Muslims in UK politics in much the same way that JFK normalized Catholics in American politics. But American Muslims are still waiting for their JFK moment.
The Abbottabad raid was embarrassing to Pakistani commanders friendly to the United States.
It's not too late for the United States to help get Afghanistan back on its feet.
If war crimes are defined as military actions that, intentionally or not, harm great numbers of civilians, then either all wars today are crimes, or the term has become meaningless.
Seymour Hersh reminds us how unlikely it was that the Pakistanis didn’t pick up U.S. helicopters on their way to kill bin Laden.
If even Saudi Arabia is ready to move away from its reliance on petroleum, we're indeed entering a new world — one in which the titans of oil production will no longer hold sway over our lives.