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'>Foreign Minister Calls in Russian Envoy Over 'Threats' About Sweden Joining NATO

From Johan Sennero, Reuters: Sweden has called in Russia’s ambassador to explain comments by a foreign ministry spokeswoman who Läs mer

Next on the US-Cuba Horizon

Since December 17, 2014, seismic changes in US-Cuba relations have reshaped the landscape of each country’s interactions with Latin America Läs mer

NATO Caught ‘Surprised’ By Russia’s Move Into Syria

When Russia sent military forces into Syria last weekend, it caught NATO by surprise and proved that its members can Läs mer

Energizing Democracy in Benin

Benin’s President sees hope in new Millennium Challenge Corporation power sector compact

A new five-year, $375-million deal to develop the power Läs mer

'>Russia Concerns Prompt First-Ever US, Nordic Deputy Defense Ministers' Meeting

US Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work wrapped up the first-ever meeting of Nordic and US deputy defense ministers, proclaiming the Läs mer

Taiwan Readies For Its First Madame President

Taiwan is poised to beat the United States by electing its first female President in 2016. Former teacher and Nationalist Läs mer

Putin Allies Aided Russian Mafia in Spain, Prosecutors Say

Some of Vladimir Putin’s closest allies, including the chairman of OAO Gazprom, a deputy premier and two former ministers, helped Läs mer

Russian Troops Join Combat in Syria - Sources

Russian forces have begun participating in military operations in Syria in support of government troops, three Lebanese sources familiar with Läs mer

NSA Chief Says Cyberattack at Pentagon Was Sophisticated, Persistent

A recent breach of the unclassified network for the Pentagon’s Joint Staff was persistent and evolved quickly from a failed Läs mer

Reforms Will Succeed, But They Alone Won’t Save Ukraine

Will Ukraine make it? Conditions necessary for Ukraine’s current reform drive to succeed look more promising than they did in Läs mer