10 places that would welcome a Putin landgrab, and 10 parts of Russia that want the hell out.
It's time for a frank conversation about some of the unsavory characters in Kiev.
Ex-prisoner Mikhail Khodorkovsky visited Kiev this week. But are Ukrainians ready to trust a prominent Russian -- even if he is Putin's foe?
Why Russians have good reason to suspect the West's motives in Ukraine.
The nationalist militias of Kiev are ready for a fight with Russia.
Vladimir Putin's forces in Crimea are trying to pick a fight. But the Ukrainians hunkered down in their bases have every interest in abstaining.
Why a Russian intervention in southern Ukraine could rebound against Moscow.
The good news is that Mexico's biggest drug kingpin has been arrested. The bad news is that it will trigger new violence on both sides of the border and do little to stem the flow of cocaine.
An activist explains why the authorities cracked down on a peaceful protest to commemorate the victims of tsarist-era genocide.
The U.S. slammed shut a border crossing to Mexico after 9/11, isolating and starving a village on the other side. The passage reopened in 2013, but stark divisions remain.
We asked 1,200 U.S. government officials and experts what they were most worried about in 2014. Here's what they said.
How South Africa's post-apartheid government tried to do away with the territorial legacy of racial segregation.
It's Americans, not Mexicans, who are responsible for the rise of margaritas and moles north of the border.
Why Gibraltar is the most important part of England since the Royal Baby.
Does anyone have the slightest idea how many Jews are in the West Bank?
A scary virus is sweeping Saudi Arabia. Six million religious pilgrims are about to descend on the country from across the world. The result could be disastrous.
Maybe the real failed states are the ones that have the means to help other nations -- but choose to retreat inward.
Why Syria could turn out to be Iran's Vietnam -- not America's.
China's latest border squabble with India might seem trivial, but the consequences could set Asia on edge.
At the stroke of a pen, President Obama could reassure a key ally and put Pyongyang back in its box. Here’s how.
Exclusive photos of the bizarre and barren border between North Korea and its longtime ally.
Israel can be Jewish, democratic, or a state in control of the Palestinian territories. Choose two.
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