Closer relations with the United States help Vietnam balance against China and promote its trade.
Russia’s dimming economic prospects and domineering behavior make China an attractive alternative.
Splitting the country in three would not make Iraq more governable. What it needs is different leadership.
For Montenegro, membership is about making a choice to be Western. For NATO, it’s about closing a gap.
Redrawing a state’s borders can have calamitous effects, even when it is done with the right intentions.
Geert Hofstede’s cultural dimensions theory helps us understand why states behave the way they do.
Urbanization will make governing much more complicated, but potentially better if done right.
New regulations are making it harder for Russia to divide and conquer Europe with natural gas.
Angela Merkel’s ally in Brussels speaks out against a proposed gas pipeline that would bypass Ukraine.
A war against the Islamic State in Libya may give Russia’s leader just the sort of quick victory he seeks.
Central Europeans must be patient while Germany shifts its strategic orientation away from Russia.
The United States have little in common with the royals of Saudi Arabia but they are the lesser of evils.