1. Crimea Annexation Could Kill Russia’s South Stream Pipeline

    The Black Sea pipeline could fall victim to European countries’ efforts to reduce their dependence on Russian gas.

    Russia's invasion and annexation of the Crimea last month could have repercussions for its plans to lay a pipeline on the bottom of the Black Sea. Britain's The Telegraph newspaper reports that the European Commission has warned Bulgaria not to intervene if it decides to block the project. Bulgarian foreign minister…
  1. Chile’s Bachelet Pushes Ambitious Social Reform Agenda

    To satisfy Chileans’ desire for change, President Michelle Bachelet has already announced numerous reform policies.

    Since her inauguration ceremony last month, Chile's president, Michelle Bachelet, has announced a series of policies aimed at proving to the public her desire for change. Bachelet's election campaign was based on an ambitious social reform agenda, focused on issues such…
  1. Hungarians Reelect Nationalist Premier, Boost for Far Right

    Prime Minister Viktor Orbán wins a parliamentary election that also saw gains for the far right.

    Hungarians reelected the nationalist prime minister Viktor Orbán in a parliamentary election on Sunday, early results showed, and turned out in greater numbers for the far right Jobbik party. While Orbán's national conservative Fidesz party lost support compared…
  1. Narendra Modi: The Man to Lead India into Growth

    The conservative leader will do for India what he has done in Gujarat: clean up government and create jobs.

    After a decade in power, India's Congress party appears to have lost both the ability and the will to push through the reforms the country needs to grow and provide jobs for the millions of young Indians who are joining the labor market each year. The…
  1. Resignations Cloud Bachelet’s Return to Chile’s Presidency

    Despite a hectic start, Chileans are still hopeful about Michelle Bachelet’s return to the presidency.

    Between protest marches and resignations, there has been no discernible honeymoon period for Chile's new president, Michelle Bachelet. Riding high after her December election, drawing 62 percent of the vote, and  inheriting a thriving economy,…
  1. Greens Leave Government After Hollande Names Centrist Premier

    The ecologists split from France’s ruling coalition after President François Hollande asks his interior minister to form a new government.

    France's Greens broke away from President François Hollande's coalition on Tuesday after the president appointed the relatively centrist Manuel Valls as prime minister. Valls, the former interior minister, replaced Jean-Marc Ayrault after the ruling Socialists were defeated in local…
  1. An Opportunity to Respond

    The United States must remember what it is like to win in its strategic competition with Russia.

    Co-authored by Gary Barnabo, president of Young Professionals in Foreign Policy, a global non-profit that fosters the next generation of foreign policy leaders. Mikhail Grinberg is a strategy consultant and student of the defense industry. Russia…
  1. East Asia Nervously Watching Events in Crimea

    China is walking a diplomatic tightrope. It doesn’t want to alienate Russia, nor set a precedent for regions of its own to break away.

    When the Crimea was voting to secede from Ukraine and join Russia, President Vladimir Putin was said to be on his proverbial hands and knees offering cheap gas and other inducements to China…