This week marks the first anniversary of Russia's legal annexation of Crimea, a territory of Ukraine that was seized in the aftermath of a revolt in Kiev.
The Russian president's perceived provocations are leading many former East bloc nations – from Poland to the Baltics – to start their own military readiness campaigns.
It can't hurt. But Iraq reasserting control over its territory is going to prove a lot more complicated than that.
Nigeria's Boko Haram pledged allegiance last week to the self-proclaimed Islamic State, which is fighting for control of the Iraqi city of Tikrit.
Fierce fighting is underway to wrest back all of the Iraqi city of Tikrit from the so-called Islamic State. But after a victory, avoiding reprisals on Sunni residents by Shiite militias won't be easy.
The Islamic State group has released a new video that claims to show a child killing an alleged 'Israeli spy.' The group had accused the captive Israeli Arab, Mohamed Musallam, of spying for Mossad.
The crackdown on students marching to Yangon, the former capital, underscores Myanmar's limited tolerance of free expression.
Oil revenues are declining and the flow of foreign jihadists may be slowing. Airstrikes in Syria by a US-led coalition come as Iraqi forces continue to battle IS in northern Iraq.
The militant Islamist group killed 68 in Njaba, but has suffered setbacks in some areas after Nigeria teamed up with other West African countries to launch air and ground attacks.
North Korea's state media praised the knife attack and said it showed anti-US sentiment in South Korea. Ambassador Mark Lippert is recovering after surgery on his face and hand.
Kiev says that rebels have blocked rescue workers from reaching the mine, where dozens are feared dead.
Israel's prime minister warned Congress that the US should not sign any nuclear deal with Iran until the Islamic Republic becomes a very different place.
US officials worry that Iran's major role in the fight against IS in Iraq could fuel Shiite-Sunni tensions and drive more Sunni Arabs into the arms of the jihadis.
Then, as now, an Israeli prime minister came to Washington to lobby Congress against a president's foreign policy. Reagan wasn't happy about it, either.
A look at some specific complaints from Israel on a possible nuclear deal with Iran.
Iraq is attacking Tikrit from the north and south in its largest counteroffensive yet against the Islamic State. But the use of Shiite militias could prove problematic.
Avijit Roy, who wrote about religion, was murdered on a Dhaka street yesterday. Attacks on free expression are an almost daily occurrence in some parts of the world.
There are good reasons to be skeptical about the claims made by supporters of the militant who has now been identified as Mohammed Emwazi.
The law requires imams to preach in German, closes mosques of fewer than 300 people, and bars foreign funding of Muslim organizations. The government says it will give Islam an 'Austrian character,' but many say it is anti-Islam.
Susan Rice, Obama's national security adviser, said Netanyahu's planned speech to Congress on Iran's nuclear program is 'destructive' to the US-Israel relationship.