Regions / Europe and Central Asia
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?"
Our wartime commemorations are the functional equivalent of mounting the heads of our victims on pikes. Are we surprised that others celebrate bloodshed when we do the same?
The debate over defense spending isn't what it looks like.
Phyllis Bennis says forces aligned in opposition to the Iran Framework Agreement in the U.S., Israel and Saudi Arabia would rather see war than a deal that brings Iran out of sanctions and back into play as a regional power.
Negotiators in Switzerland just won a huge victory for diplomacy over war. Now we've got to protect it.
Emission targets proposed by the Obama administration are insufficient to avoid the worst consequences of climate change.
Rare are the moments when enormously complex situations lend themselves to unambiguous yes-or-no answers. This is one of them.
Washington is responsible for a plethora of global calamities. But Putin's Russia isn't offering an appealing alternative at all.
Researchers at the International Monetary Fund are detailing just how much societies suffer — and top execs grab — when trade unions have no strong presence.
America's top ally in East Asia is bulking up its military, picking fights with its neighbors, and showing a blithe disregard for democracy.