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Turkish PM Erdogan is an angry victor
Turkey and the EU’s messy breakup
Erdogan’s self-conception as a second Ataturk
“It’s the economy, stupid!” in Turkish
Surveying the (mostly ineffective) opposition
Will President Abdullah Gul ever take on Erdogan?
Commemorating the Rwandan genocide
Is Rwanda getting better or worse?
How can we prevent ethnic cleansing?
Peacekeeping in the Central African Republic
One woman making the US address an overlooked crisis
Justice for victims of sexual violence in Kenya
“New Russia”: The Kremlin’s plan to carve up Ukraine
How’s the annexation of Crimea going?
Will NATO membership deter Russia from the Baltics?
Belarus, Kazakhstan, and the Eurasian customs union
Transnistria, breakaway gangster state or Putin’s next target?
Is the Russian opposition doomed?
Will sanctions on Russia work?
How Russia could make trouble in Iran, Afghanistan, and Syria…
…and also mess with Europe’s energy supply
Putin’s domestic calculations
Paul’s critique of Obama’s Russia policy
What China has learned from the Crimean crisis
Can the US talk credibly about international law?
Was NATO expansion stabilizing or destabilizing?
How invading Crimea could backfire on Putin
Is Putin open to negotiation?
Was Yanukovych’s overthrow a coup?
Fading US power and the need for international law
Has Putin lost his mind?
Did Western governments orchestrate the Maidan protests?
How the thuggish Yanukovych got elected
The Cyprus precedent for Crimea
NATO, the EU, and a potential geopolitical crisis
What does Russia want with Ukraine?
Russia’s brazen invasion of Ukraine
Has Putin effectively conquered Crimea?
Do Russian-speaking Ukrainians want this intervention?
Why the situation hasn’t become violent yet
Evaluating the Western response to the crisis
Are the Russia hawks right about Obama?
Why Venezuelans are protesting their government
Hugo Chavez, popular even in death
Leopoldo Lopez, jailed opposition leader
What can President Maduro do to satisfy the protesters?
Venezuela’s deadly crime epidemic
Can the protests change Venezuelan politics?
Ukraine’s traumatic, transformative week
Who will lead Ukraine now?
Are fascists a significant part of the protests?
Putin’s geopolitical ambitions in Ukraine
Can east and west hold together?
The terrorist threat to the Sochi Olympics
Could the “gay propaganda” law affect foreign athletes?
The most expensive and corrupt games in history
Snowden update: Russians are bored with this story
Are Russians excited to host the Olympics?
Why Putin freed Pussy Riot and Khodorkovsky
Why the Ukrainian demonstrations turned violent
The spread of protests and the clash of civilizations
Pros and cons of EU integration
How President Yanukovych is splitting the opposition
Volodymyr: Ukrainians don’t care about the Sochi Olympics
Should the US side with the protestors?
Background on the crisis in the Central African Republic
The main rebel grievances against the government
The French role in CAR
Louisa: It’s irresponsible to talk about “genocide”
The rise of CAR’s new (female!) president
How to address the humanitarian catastrophe