International

12/18/2014 - 4:16am

    The Greek fiscal crisis erupted five years ago, and its side effects continue to inflict immense damage on Europe and the world. But I'm not talking about the side effects you may have in mind - spillovers from Greece's Great Depression-level slump or financial contagion to other debtors. No, the...

12/11/2014 - 3:55pm

       The U.S. economy finally seems to be climbing out of the deep hole it entered during the global financial crisis. Unfortunately, Europe, the other epicenter of crisis, can't say the same. Unemployment in the euro area is stalled at almost twice the U.S. level, while...

12/11/2014 - 3:27pm

    You could call it a stealth North Korea: a country in the same league of repression and isolation as the Hermit Kingdom, but with far less attention paid to its crimes.

    The country is Uzbekistan...

12/11/2014 - 3:26pm

    For 12 years, the dark blue police uniform has stayed in Tian Lan's closet.

    She held onto it after she was arrested for accusing two fellow officers of corruption, through beatings in...

11/27/2014 - 7:24pm

    How goes the war against the Islamic State? A useful barometer is the position of Iraqi Kurdistan, which is the most reliable U.S. ally in the battle - and holds the longest front against the terrorists. Four months ago, two senior Kurdish officials...

11/27/2014 - 7:01pm

    Reflecting on World War I, California Senator Hiram Johnson famously said: “The first casualty when war comes is truth.”

    Actually, in America’s recent wars, officials have...

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