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The Risk of a Nuclear ISIS Grows

Joe Cirincione | Posted 10.08.2015 | Politics
Joe Cirincione

The U.S. needs to rethink our overall nuclear strategy. Our current strategy is still based on fighting a nuclear war with Russia. We should refocus it, and stop spending billions on an obsolete U.S. nuclear arsenal and move at least part of those funds to preventing ISIS or any other group from getting their hands on radioactive materials. It's time to stop fighting Soviets and shift our funds to fighting the terrorists that truly threaten us. The risk of ISIS getting their hands on nuclear or radiological weapons is small, but it is not zero. And that is too big of a gamble to take when American lives are on the line.

The 10 Worst Cities on the Planet

Trippy | Posted 09.01.2015 | Travel

We admit it: even though we love to travel more than anything else in the world, some places just rub us the wrong way.

The Kadyrov Factor: Why Putin Must Keep a Close Eye on His Chechen Strongman

Samuel Ramani | Posted 08.21.2015 | World
Samuel Ramani

Putin's support for Kadyrov should be conditional. However, Russia's reliance on the Chechen leader to provide security in the North Caucasus and to restrict ISIS's growth in that region makes it very difficult for Putin to change his Chechnya policy.

Why Should Washington Confront Russia if Europeans Won't Protect Ukraine?

Doug Bandow | Posted 07.13.2015 | World
Doug Bandow

Americans shouldn't be expected to protect their rich cousins even if the latter were devoted to protecting each other. That the Europeans expect the U.S. to do their job is yet another reason for Americans to say no more.

Islamophobia in East-Central Europe

John Feffer | Posted 06.01.2015 | World
John Feffer

In a meeting in Warsaw in August 2013, Taskin Tankut Soyka and I talked about the diversity of the Muslim communities in East-Central Europe, media representations, cases at the European Court of Human Rights, and the future of Islam and Islamophobia in Europe.

Eastern Partnership Summit in Riga: No bark or bite by EU leaders

Dominik Tolksdorf | Posted 05.26.2015 | Politics
Dominik Tolksdorf

The Eastern Partnership summit in Riga has been tagged by the hosting Latvian minister of foreign affairs a "survival summit." This implied that EU leaders might propose decisive actions to intensify relations with the Eastern Partnership countries in light of the Ukraine crisis.

Can Ukraine Gnaw Its Way Out of Trouble?

John Feffer | Posted 04.21.2015 | World
John Feffer

Whether this ceasefire or some future one proves durable, Ukraine must eventually make some very difficult decisions concerning its future. Above all, it must figure out a way of exiting the steel trap that has clamped down on its nether regions. The Crimean peninsula has already been sliced off. Should Ukraine sever another one of its own limbs in order to survive?

Striking Photos Show What It's Like To Live In One Of Europe's Poorest Countries

The WorldPost | Chandran Nair | Posted 08.14.2014 | World

"The Other Hundred" is a unique photo book project aimed as a counterpoint to the Forbes 100 and other media rich lists by telling the stories of peo...

Putin's Next Steps In Moldova and Georgia

Elena Ulansky | Posted 08.13.2014 | World
Elena Ulansky

Moldova and Georgia are apparently ignoring Russian warnings not to sign an economic pact with the European Union. This despite the extreme turbulence in the Ukraine that has occurred since Ukraine ignored Russian objections to Ukraine's handling of its relationship with the European Union.

The Heaviest-Drinking Countries in the World

24/7 Wall St. | Alexander E.M. Hess, Thomas C. Frohlich and Vince Calio | Posted 05.17.2014 | Business

Worldwide, people 15 and older consumed 6.2 liters of alcohol per person in 2010, according to a recent World Health Organization (WHO) report. Alcoho...

Moldova Puts Borders On Alert Amid Ukraine Unrest

AP | Posted 05.05.2014 | World

CHISINAU, Moldova (AP) — Moldova's government says it has placed the landlocked country's borders on alert amid unrest in neighboring Ukraine. Top ...

Nature, Cathedrals And Delicious Produce: Daily Life In Moldova

Posted 04.03.2014 | World

Welcome to Daily Life! Each week HuffPost World will transport you to one of the corners of the Earth through images that expose the beauty and traged...

Back in the USSR

Daniel N. Nelson | Posted 05.19.2014 | Politics
Daniel N. Nelson

This is no Putin victory, and no Obama loss. It is a brazen Russian reassertion of interests. But being back in the USSR is of dubious benefit and no reward.

Living in Putin's Neighborhood

Damon M. Wilson | Posted 02.02.2014 | World
Damon M. Wilson

Putin's alpha male diplomacy binds personal humiliation, threats to cripple the economy, and the use of force to intimidate Russia's neighbors.

Might Have Ukraine's President Played the Wrong Card?

Michael Bociurkiw | Posted 02.02.2014 | World
Michael Bociurkiw

The situation in which Ukraine finds itself is the president's own doing, and was sealed when Yanukovych secretly met with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow last month.

Eastern Partnership Summit in Vilnius: Russia Puts a Spoke in the EU's Wheel

Dominik Tolksdorf | Posted 01.29.2014 | World
Dominik Tolksdorf

The turn of events brings to light two features of existing EU policy: the relative weakness of EU incentives and the continuing problems for countries in the post-Soviet space to evade Russia's influence.

Here I Am: The Fight Against AIDS, TB and Malaria - it's personal

Lucy Chesire | Posted 11.06.2013 | Impact
Lucy Chesire

I'm far from home this week as I'm in Geneva to attend the last Board Meeting of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and malaria before the pledging con...

WATCH: Oh, Kitty, You Are So BUSTED!

Posted 10.18.2013 | World

A cat that was being used to smuggle marijuana into a Moldova jail has been caught red-pawed by authorities. BBC reports that the sneaky feline, wh...

Why One European Nation Is Repealing Its 'Gay Propaganda' Ban

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 10.14.2013 | Gay Voices

The Republic of Moldova, a country in Eastern Europe landlocked between Ukraine and Romania, overturned its "gay propaganda" ban on Friday in an effor...

The Race From the Bottom

John Feffer | Posted 11.04.2013 | World
John Feffer

It's almost never an advantage to be at the bottom. But when it comes to the list of poorest countries in Europe, there appears to be a slight advantage.

Gypsy Interiors: Contemporary Roma Portraits

Evelyne Politanoff | Posted 10.08.2013 | Arts
Evelyne Politanoff

Gypsy Interiors is a series of portraits capturing the sedate and decorous intimacy of an outwardly loud and gregarious people. Italian photographer C...

WATCH: Surgeons Using Power Tools On Child Patients?

Posted 07.25.2013 | World

A graphic video alleging doctors at a children's hospital in Moldova were using common power tools to operate on patients has prompted outrage as well...

Film Review: In Catherine Corsini's Three Worlds Crossing Borders and Class Is Dangerous Business

Penelope Andrew | Posted 08.21.2013 | Entertainment
Penelope Andrew

In French director/co-screenwriter Catherine Corsini's latest film, Three Worlds, three disparate characters -- Al, Juliette and Vera -- cross paths in the aftermath of a tragic car accident on the streets of Paris.

Designer-Model Michael Tintiuc Talks Fashion and Skateboarding

Dori Hartley | Posted 06.23.2013 | Style
Dori Hartley

Michael Tintiuc has a look that is not easily forgotten. Between his trademark long, dark brown hair, doe-like eyes and soft, sensuous features, it isn't a surprise that this young man found himself working hard as the male model whose presence would demand worldwide attention on both the catwalk and in print.

Here I Am: Fighting and Beating MDR-TB in Moldova

Lucy Chesire | Posted 04.09.2013 | Impact
Lucy Chesire

One of my new friends is an amazing woman -- Oxana Rucsineanu from Moldova. Through our shared personal experiences with tuberculosis, we connected immediately and realized that we have a shared vision on being part of ending global TB.