Putin Can Still Invade Ukraine Whenever He Pleases
And he's hoping the West won't notice
June 25, 2014

And he's hoping the West won't notice.

Twenty-Five Years After Tiananmen, China's Repression Is Worse Than Ever
June 03, 2014

The government has refused dialogue with its citizens ever since.

Armenia Is an International Superpower—at Chess
May 23, 2014

Dispatches from Armenia, a world power—at chess

The Muslim Brotherhood Thinks It's Winning Again
The dangerous delusions that will determine Egypt's future
May 19, 2014

The dangerous delusions that will determine Egypt's future.

"The Russian War on Ukraine Is One of the Proving Grounds of Principle in Our Time"
Remarks from Kiev
May 19, 2014

Leon Wieselteir speaks to a gathering in Kiev about the fight for liberty, democracy, and pluralism.

A Collective Psychosis Is Taking Hold of Ukraine
May 16, 2014

A report from Odessa, scene of the bloodiest incident of the Russia-Ukraine conflict so far.

Nationalism Is Exactly What Ukraine Needs
Democracy fails when citizens don't believe their country is worth fighting for
May 12, 2014

For historic reasons, Ukrainian nationalists have a terrible reputation. Here's why the country can't live without them.

In Hassan Rouhani's Iran, an Indie Rock Band Can Play Once But Not Twice
May 12, 2014

Will he open his country’s gates for more Western inspired culture, or is he just another “security apparatchik”?

John Kerry Doomed the Israeli-Palestinian Talks by Refusing to Consider a Transition Agreement
May 12, 2014

The American team has pushed the Palestinians to sign an agreement they are clearly not ready for.

The Battle in Ukraine Means Everything
Fascism returns to the continent it once destroyed
May 11, 2014

The battle in Ukraine means everything