For human rights advocates, 2013 brought many grim setbacks. Yet there were still some important signs of progress.
The race is on to exploit off-shore energy around Israel, Syria, Lebanon, and Cyprus -- and Moscow is crashing the party.
Foreign Policy talks to boxing legend and Ukrainian opposition figure Vitali Klitschko about the "Euromaidan" protests and his country's political future.
Behind Putin's sudden release of former tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky.
Are billions of dollars from Russia and the Gulf really worse than Western assistance?
It's not Putin, Yanukovych, or even the EU. It's the Ukrainian people.
Europe wants to replicate America's shale gas boom. Will it succeed?
Yanukovych can pick Russia or the European Union. Either way, the economic reforms are coming.
With Washington and Moscow caught in a deteriorating relationship, is conflict inevitable?
An on-the-ground look at Ukraine's continuing anti-government protests.
How long can Ukraine's protesters hold out against Yanukovych's thugs?
The turmoil in Ukraine shows that Moscow can't always get its way by being an energy bully.
The Ukraine protests aren’t about the dream of Europe, but the fear of a Belarusian nightmare.
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.