Self-determination doesn't necessarily mean freedom. Can an independent Scotland achieve both?
Ukraine's new rulers hope to clean up a country that is among the most corrupt in the world. But they don't have a chance if the Western banks keep accepting money stolen from Ukraine.
With the independence referendum looming, public opinion is shocking the political establishment by shifting in favor of a break from the United Kingdom. Should Europe prepare the welcome mat for a brand-new country?
After years of pursuing peace and stability, Kenya's political factions are returning to bare-knuckle politics.
Moldova could be the Kremlin's next target. But Europe isn't ready to come to the rescue.
Undocumented? Unauthorized? Illegal? After 250 years, we're still debating what to call America’s visa-less immigrants.
Georgians from the would-be state of Abkhazia have spent decades trying to rebuild their lives after conflict forced them from their homes. But today, the wounds of war still feel fresh.
Moscow dreamed of transforming southeastern Ukraine into a client state. But the Kremlin's plans are fraying as Kiev pushes back.
Lines between countries used to have little importance in Africa's most dynamic region. How times have changed.
If you want to rule for 1,000 years, don't touch my daughters or my cigarettes.
Two decades after an official cease-fire between Azerbaijan and Armenia, hundreds of thousands of Azeris remain displaced.
A pro-Russian separatist's how-to guide for terrorizing eastern Ukraine includes advice on robbing banks, sabotage, and staging drive-by shootings.
With the federal government paralyzed by partisan bickering over undocumented immigrants, states and cities are leading the way.
Georgians worry that their passion for Europe isn't being reciprocated. And Russia is ready to step in.
Should journalists killed in action be mourned less because they were working for the Kremlin?
Western governments are right to insist on the territorial integrity of Ukraine and Georgia. But that shouldn't stop them from building ties to contested regions.
Iran's president came to office promising liberalization and a better relationship with the West. But can he really have both?
Today is Journalists' Day in Ukraine. But in a time of war there's little to celebrate.
After disclosing that they used the forbidden metal, some companies are still trying to figure out whether they did.
Palestinian businessman Bashar al-Masri has a plan for building democracy on the West Bank. And it's not really about politics.
Ukraine faces a rising tide of violence in the restive east. Here's why nonviolent activism is the best strategy for fighting back.
Ukrainians hope that Petro Poroshenko can lead them out of the current crisis. But can one man provide the solution to all the country's problems?
Chile has made progress toward democracy. Why do its indigenous people still feel left out?
The OSCE was designed to ensure peace in Europe. Now the conflict in Ukraine is confronting it with perhaps the greatest crisis in its history.
The leader of Burma's military is leveraging peace talks to position himself for next year's epochal presidential election.
Seventeen years after he fled the country, Mobutu Sese Seko is still being held responsible for the shortcomings of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Here's why that view is overly simplistic.
The history of Jewish-Ukrainian relations hasn't been a happy one. But these days, the two sides are joining forces against Vladimir Putin.
Though some deride Russia for backward thinking, Putin's strategy in Ukraine betrays a nuanced understanding of 21st century geopolitics.