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Ukrainian Politics
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Odessa on Edge

A tense weekend opens up into an even tenser week in a Ukrainian city struggling to keep its demons in check.

Ukraine's Careening Democracy
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Poroshenko’s Political Shadowplay

Ukraine’s President appears to have pulled off a murky political maneuver, potentially giving his fractious governing coalition breathing room—for the time being.

Reform in Ukraine
Can Saakashvili Do It?

Mikhail Saakashvili’s charismatic style and ample political capital have generated more optimism for reform than Odessa has seen in a generation. If he can’t do it here, can anyone fix Ukraine?

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Asia's Game of Thrones

As Duterte continues to slam the U.S. and look to China, Japan is caught in an awkward position.


By snubbing nuclear power, Berlin has consigned itself to decades of coal dependence.

The European Immigration Crisis

There is nothing so permanent as a temporary measure.

Miracles Can Happen

It’s probably not a model for the country (as some analysts would have it), but it shows that compromise is possible when all parties involved are committed to finding a practical solution.

Putin on a show?

Russia’s advantage in Syria is a matter of political will, not technical capability.

Higher Education Watch

Colleges make resident assistants “mandatory reporters” for potential Title IX violations.

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