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Autocrats have increasing reason to fear the power of people in the streets. Here's why the leaders of democracies should take note.
History has shown that the Catholic Church can be a great force for good. But it can only live up to that promise by properly addressing the clerical sex abuse scandal.
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The German chancellor is caught between her country’s Amerika-Freunde and Putin-Versteher.
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.
Burma's Rohingya minority could fall victim to full-scale genocide if the international community doesn't intervene.
As Russia marks the USSR's victory over Nazi Germany in 1945, the chill of Crimea casts a shadow over remembrances.
How a frigid no man's land became one of the most hotly contested territories on Earth.
Putin isn't dragging the world back to the 19th century. Obama just needs to stop pretending it's 1991.
Chinese companies will create jobs stateside and are required to play by U.S. rules.
Though some deride Russia for backward thinking, Putin's strategy in Ukraine betrays a nuanced understanding of 21st century geopolitics.
Ghana is one of Africa's big economic success stories. But the discovery of oil has confronted it with some tricky problems.
A power struggle has broken out among pro-Russian leaders in Ukraine: They're fighting for control of a country that doesn't exist yet.
Happy talk isn't going to help Ukraine and Moldova deter Vladimir Putin.
Chinese pile on after the pop star unwittingly visits a controversial shrine.
...and other strategies for managing the world's most important bilateral relationship.
Inside a brewing insurgency as Ukraine sends in the tanks to quell unrest in its chaotic East.
Life was already hard enough for Ukrainians. But now they also have to worry about a Russian army on the march.
Moscow's annexation of Crimea is fueling a surge of "patriotism" -- and a new sense of claustrophobia.
By pledging not to use force outside NATO territory, Obama might as well have given Putin a free pass to annex more territory.
If Putin wants to make a grab for Ukraine's east and south, he'll need to move soon.
Hey, world, we Malaysians know you want straight answers about MH370. But you’re asking the wrong government.
Russians are celebrating Crimea's return. The West is bent on punishing Moscow. And Ukrainians are feeling more besieged than ever.
A viral essay explains why many Taiwanese think their government is selling out to China.