In a big speech Wednesday, President Vladimir Putin said Russians lack 'spiritual braces.' He joins other world leaders who recently made similar warnings about their people. Should governments, especially those with weak democratic credentials, be promoting moral values?
The tiny states of Estonia, Lithuania, and Latvia, having shed their Russian-dominated past and joined the EU and NATO, are looking to help their post-Soviet neighbors to do the same.
Why Iran's iron ayatollah distrusts the US and what that means for nuclear talks and the possibility of war with the West.
Government moves energy from the future to the past, Bonner writes, from what will be to what used to be, and finally, to what will be no more.