Vladimir Putin's early claim to fame was crushing the Chechen rebels. But more than a decade later, Russia's restive Caucasian republics are sinking to new depths of lawlessness and chaos. Is Dmitry Medvedev—or anyone else—paying attention?
Mexico's hillbilly drug smugglers have morphed into a raging
insurgency. Violence claimed more lives there last year alone than all
the Americans killed in the war in Iraq. And there's no end in sight.
Whether it's phony Viagra or knockoff cancer meds, fake drugs kill
thousands of people each day, thanks to counterfeiters in China and
India who mix chalk, dust, and dirty water into pills sold around the
world. With the Internet becoming the world's dispensary, these poison
pills could be coming to a pharmacy near you.