How an army of young people is convincing Facebook, Google, and other Internet giants to recognize one of the world's newest countries.
From Sudan to Bosnia, what history can teach us about how to manage negotiations between the Syrian regime and opposition.
Why the Ukrainian leader's decision to backtrack on Europe could cost him his political career.
How the latest mass protests in Ukraine go beyond the revolution of 2004.
Vladimir Putin is cheering Ukraine's stiff-arm to Europe. But can Kiev also keep Russia at arm's length?
Despite Ukraine's countless problems, its civil society is proving remarkably vibrant. The third in our series of Lab Reports on Ukraine.
One of Europe's biggest countries is on the verge of economic collapse. The second in our series of Lab Reports on Ukraine.
Russia's activists are battered and demoralized. But not everyone has given up.
How one woman's fate is derailing Ukraine's European dream.
The peculiar tale of the Russian town that draws its livelihood from a carcinogenic mineral.
Pope Francis wants to reform the church. But does that mean giving believers a vote?
Europe says it will now welcome gay asylum-seekers -- even as the EU’s own LGBT communities suffer discrimination and violence.
The world is profoundly divided over gay rights -- and it's going to get worse before it gets better.
Snapshots of life in a Siberian town that's lost its livelihood.
Time has finally run out for the town of Baikalsk.
As they gear up for the 2014 Winter Olympics, young Russians find themselves exercising some little-used facial muscles.
How the obscenely rich are becoming the new dictators of the 21st century.
How simmering ethnic hatred in Moscow exploded into violence.
Russia's decision to charge environmental activists with piracy sets an ominous precedent.
Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, the punk band’s most famous member, jolts her compatriots with a description of her life in a Russian penal colony.
As nationalist fervor intensifies, Vladimir Putin's opponents face some tough choices.
Turkey won't be able to achieve a healthy democracy unless it allows for a greater diversity of political representation.
Eastern Europe's lesson for the countries of the Arab Spring: economic reform is best served quickly.