Paying subsidies to developing countries is the big hurdle.
The purpose of major terrorist activities directed at the West is not to intimidate Western countries, it is to get those countries to bomb Muslim countries. So far, the strategy is working just fine.
Other than the three northeastern provinces, terrorism has not really risen to the top of the country's political agenda.
A look back at how the past year’s turbulence came about, and what might happen next.
It’ll be smooth sailing for him if he can keep electors focused on the economy—just not nuclear power or constitutional changes.
Putin has been trying for years to get a Russian veto on Central Asian pipelines across the Caspian. He’s nearly there.
Obama will be gone in two years and can’t bind his successors to keep his promise.
Russia is not the Soviet Union. It occasionally grabs a bit of territory that isn’t covered by a NATO guarantee, but it dares not go any further.
'It was a radical, amazingly peaceful revolution in a part of the world that was not best known for its ability to change peacefully.' Gwynne Dyer's reflections on chasing revolutions in eastern Europe.