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Polish Nobel Laureate: We Need Missiles to Aim at Russia

Marco Bardazzi | Posted 12.13.2014 | World
Marco Bardazzi

Just two words, "Ukraine" and "Putin," bring out the old fighter in him, which seems slightly unusual for a winner of the Nobel Peace Prize. These words explain the deep concern of the Poles, and indeed all Eastern European countries, to what is happening nearby: "We need missiles to aim at Russia."

The Russian Dream Is All About Empire

Svetlana Alexievich | Posted 09.24.2014 | World
Svetlana Alexievich

The Russian Dream is for the country to be a great empire and to inspire fear. Interviews I recently conducted in Moscow all ended with the same words: "First, the Olympic Games in Sochi, then we annexed Crimea. And now, we've won the hockey championships!"

'Mission Accomplished' Reversed: Iraq Is the New Afghanistan

Clemens Wergin | Posted 08.13.2014 | World
Clemens Wergin

The country has become the new Afghanistan -- a center of attraction and a training ground for the next generation of jihadist fighters who will be able to make use elsewhere of the fighting experience they get there. And now the same thing has happened in Iraq. ISIS cleverly used the porous borders with Syria to draw jihadists initially recruited for Syria into the neighboring country. ISIS can thus create the reign it so desires over an extensive territory comprising parts of Syria and northern Iraq. Since the Americans destroyed the Afghan symbiosis between al-Qaeda and the Taliban, no terror group has achieved anything like this. And it will draw more Islamist radicals from around the world who will either join ISIS or donate money. From that point of view, the Mosul victory was a successful PR coup.

Erdogan and the Bitter Lessons of Modern Muslim Leadership

Zafer Senocak | Posted 07.27.2014 | World
Zafer Senocak

Erdogan's people wear suits. But the power that the Turkish state has appropriated no longer takes its references from enlightenment but from conservative values, from traditional Islam whose propagated fatalism was always the most powerful ally of repressive rulers. It is always the same lack of values and orientation that draws many people to Islam -- they hope to find in it something to hold on to. Why does Islam -- which once founded a highly sophisticated civilization and is possessed of a strong social consciousness -- fail so miserably as a reference for political and societal life in modern times?

Top Ukrainian Defense Official: 'We Cannot Negotiate With Separatists'

Gazeta Wyborcza | Posted 05.22.2014 | World

KIEV — Andriy Gabrov, senior advisor at the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine, predicts that the story of Crimean nationality isn't o...

Inside Ukraine's Make-Or-Break Elections

Kommersant | Valeri Kalnish | Posted 05.19.2014 | World

A common theme among all of the candidates is the idea that Ukraine’s regions need to have more autonomy. That is an obvious response to the...

Crowdfunding Solutions: 3 Tips for Using Kickstarter to Fund Journalism

Garrett Goodman | Posted 12.14.2013 | Business
Garrett Goodman

There has been an immense amount of hemming and hawing over the state of the news industry of late. Print circulation is in general decline, digital a...