Last week IKEA, the Swedish home furnishing company famed for its easily assembled furniture and deliciously horsey meatballs, failed to take a stand for equality and inclusion when it removed an interview of a lesbian couple from its Russian IKEA catalog.
Now that the Syrian war has arrived to Lebanon through the suicide bombing that took place in front of the Iranian embassy this week, the country has ...
World leaders and celebrities have spoken out in defense of the activists called the Greenpeace 30. In September, these occupants of a Greenpeace vessel were plucked from their boat by Russian authorities after staging a protest on an oil rig in the Arctic Ocean, and now face the prospect of spending years in a Russian prison.
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The Russian government almost assuredly knew about these mercenaries. Are there more companies like the Slavonic Corps, or was this the first disastrous test of the idea to send Russian mercenaries to Syria?
Aside from Netanyahu's lack of credibility on any Iran deal, or the dubious value of scuttling an agreement that promises to verifiably prevent any nuclear weapons, no amount of lobbying by Israel will significantly alter the outlines of the accord.
Why are Americans reticent about exercising American power? Because the powers that be have crushed their unions, emptied their retirement accounts, foreclosed on their homes, and sent young American men and women to fight wars overseas that drag on forever.
If you want to save some coin while seeing the world, winter is prime time for wanderlust -- and we know just where you should go. Here are five awesome destinations where the colder part of the year bears off-peak affordability.
It is no passing matter for Russia's Defense Minister and Foreign Minister to embark on a visit to Egypt that has been described as "historical", in o...
Those of us who choose civil disobedience as a tactic, often of last resort, do so not because they are looking to get away with a crime, but because we are seeking to shine a light on laws that allow for injustice to prevail.
Egypt and Russia are far from strangers. For twenty years, the two countries were the closest of allies. But in the early 1970s, President Anwar Sadat ordered 20,000 Soviet military advisers out of Egypt.
There's still a fair amount of mystery around the West's much ballyhooed almost deal with Iran on its hotly disputed nuclear program. Like, what was the deal? And why did it suddenly stall?
Often cited as one of the most memorable journeys on earth, you can, depending on the route you choose, breathe in iconic landmarks such as Moscow’s Red Square, the Great Wall of China and the Gobi Desert, as the train trundles toward its final destination. Sounds incredible, doesn’t it?
The tragedy that has befallen the Syrian people demonstrates the horror that the lack of American leadership could precipitate. The Obama administration failed to understand the nature of the Assad regime and its predictable conduct.
Certainly vested economic interests will trounce environmental interests in many of these countries. But why is the Arctic important for us?
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