It’s time for President Obama to talk tough about Russia’s rigged parliamentary elections.
Want to know what Eastern Europe is thinking these days? Check out the writing on the wall.
Tensions in Pakistan are running high. So, to resupply U.S. troops in Afghanistan, Washington’s having to cut deals with some very unsavory regimes.
Protesters crying foul, armoured vehicles in the streets -- is this what an election victory looks like in Putin's Russia?
Portraits of Russia's would-be revolutionaries -- and their intimate thoughts on Vladimir Putin and the country's dark political future.
Anatolia is booming, but some Turks are finding that their country’s new model for prosperity is rigged.
From Tunisia to Tibet, self-immolation is now -- tragically -- back in vogue as a dramatic means of protest. But does it really work?
A tour of contentious burials from Qaddafi to Hitler.
Herman Cain may not want to talk about the world, but the world sure is talking about him.
After a bizarre show trial, Yulia Tymoshenko is going to jail. But it may be her country that suffers.
It could be worse, Medvedev. At least you made the country better -- and that's more than the next president can say.
It's official: Vladimir Putin is Russia's once and future president. So how come we're surprised all over again?
Russian democracy, civil society, and economy may all look bad from the outside. But to hear Putin talk, it’s the West that should be embarrassed.
One by one, the people Russia needs the most are being killed off. Meet the most recent casualty.
The Soviet era in Russia was a period of economic stagnation, political oppression -- and really gorgeous vacuum cleaners. A look at the space-age design that characterized those years, from the new book Made in Russia.
The march toward openness and democracy in the Soviet Union began under my great-grandfather, Nikita Khrushchev, flowered under Mikhail Gorbachev, and has nearly been erased in Vladimir Putin's Russia.
Russia enters its political silly season a little early. But what do all the bikini babes and music video hymns to Putin really tell us about a system gone horribly, horribly wrong?
A closer look at the nuclear stockpiles of the world's two superpowers as the Cuban Missile Crisis began.
Democracy may not be the stuff of Viktor Yanukovich's dreams, but the Ukrainian president is quietly strengthening ties with the European Union.
Could protests and a lousy economy topple dictator Aleksandr Lukashenko? Or are his thugs just too efficient?
The 15 countries of the former Soviet Union have taken radically different political paths over the last two decades.
When are Westerners going to learn that reform talk is cheap in the Kremlin?
In August 1991, Soviet hardliners held Mikhail Gorbachev captive at a Crimean resort in a last-ditch effort to save the crumbling Soviet empire. Anatoly Chernyaev, Gorbachev's foreign policy advisor was there when it happened. In this excerpt from the diary he kept at the time -- newly translated into English -- he tells the story of the coup attempt that destroyed the USSR.