President Obama has announced several rounds of economic sanctions on Moscow, acting with European allies. Here are answers to some simple questions about sanction specifics.
To defend and expand the 'vital center' of society, it is important to understand what the extremes are saying and doing.
It can't hurt. But Iraq reasserting control over its territory is going to prove a lot more complicated than that.
Tanking oil prices may force Iraq to delay its final Gulf War reparations payment to Kuwait. And oil's drop has weakened the ruble, which Russia's central bank intervened to prop up today.
The Baghdad church run by the Anglican priest provides food, education, and medical services to nearly 5,000 Iraqis in need.
A new 'lustration' law may be too harsh and sweeping in fingering workers in past regimes for alleged wrongdoing. Curbing corruption and potential tyranny may require some leniency toward past officials who repent.
This week's round-up of commentaries covers the impact of student loans on Japan's economy, why Australians should stand against a ban on wearing burqas, the problems of being a surrogate mother in India, why Britain must stand against Internet trolls, and why Canada must join the fight against Islamic State.
A detailed New York Times scoop raises troubling questions about secrecy and responsibility in the US government.