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.
An estimated 3,000 have drowned this year trying to cross the Mediterranean into the EU. Some say search-and-rescue missions have encouraged people to make dangerous crossings in the expectation of rescue. Others say that’s nonsense.
US defence industry giant Lockheed Martin is talking about building a compact nuclear reactor with no radioactive waste, no risk of meltdown and no carbon dioxide emissions. Too good to be true, or scientific miracle?
Citizens of Brazil, Ukraine and Tunisia went to the polls this week.
The erosion of support for Israel has been slower in the United States, but it is happening even there.