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Vladimir Putin is Just the Latest Bully in the Thousand Year Struggle for Ukrainian Nationhood

Ian Reifowitz | Posted 02.16.2014 | World
Ian Reifowitz

The outcome of the tug of war between the pro-government/pro-Russian forces and the pro-EU/pro-independence forces in Ukraine will have a decisive impact on Eastern Europe's development in the new millennium.

With Syria, Russia Plays for the Favor of Undemocratic Leaders

Sasha de Vogel | Posted 11.11.2013 | World
Sasha de Vogel

Though more states are purportedly democratic than ever before, the world still has no shortage of governments that have little more than the trappings of democracy.

It's the Balance of Power, Stupid!

Leon T. Hadar | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Leon T. Hadar

The U.S.' clout may be slipping in the global arena. And yet no one wants to admit it. A failure to do so led to the end of the British Empire, and could mean the same for the U.S.

Blue Gold, Turkmen Bashes, and Asian Grids

Pepe Escobar | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Pepe Escobar

As in any game of high stakes Pipelineistan poker, it all comes down to the top two global players. Place your bets: will the winner be Washington or Beijing?

The John McCain I Used to Know.

Brad Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Johnson

I wonder why John McCain now sounds like someone who's willing to sacrifice this planet in order to win an election.

Stress-Busting Game Play

Tobi Elkin | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tobi Elkin

As far as stress relief goes, there's some evidence that casual games might be helpful. A study conducted this spring measured the stress-relieving and mood-lifting effects of casual video games.