As the great power stalemate continues, the countries of Eastern Europe are trying to turn the conflict to their advantage.
Regional hotspots like Iran and North Korea have pulled Washington away from its main concerns: China and Russia.
By Omar Lamrani
Italy's new ruling coalition will be hard-pressed to bring its proposals, some of which could lead to the eurozone's disintegration, to fruition. But the government will nevertheless put EU leaders in a difficult position.
The world's two largest economies will continue on their collision course, regardless of whether the current U.S. administration can reduce their trade imbalance.
By Matthew Bey
While new regulations and changes in social behavior may help to protect personal data online, they will also handicap the United States in the next leg of the technology race with China.
Ahlu Sunnah Wa-Hamo is giving cause for concern after a spate of attacks in Mozambique's Cabo Delgado province, which is rich in natural gas reserves. But just how much of a threat is the jihadist group?
Over the course of nine days, terrorists have launched about a half-dozen attacks on police and churches. One bright spot in this mayhem: The attacks have been crude and poorly planned, limiting casualties.
In crafting plans to protect against terrorist and other assaults, businesses, schools and places of worship need to look beyond the widely cited dictum of "run, hide, fight."
While some corporate or government spies make a splash as "one-hit wonders," others nonchalantly steal secrets for months, years and even decades.
Self-described "incel" Alek Minassian was driven by ideological motives to carry out his vehicular attack. But nonterrorists can execute common terrorist tactics just as often as those acting with a political motive, especially in public spaces.
There are abundant reminders in Ramallah, Tel Aviv and elsewhere of the different realities that constrain and pressure each side of the conflict.
Colombia is not an easy country to govern. Its mountains and jungles have historically harbored towns and villages that have wildly different political worldviews and that have been in constant conflict since the country's independence in 1810. Political identity -- left or right -- has long been a defining feature of Colombia's isolated towns, particularly those in Antioquia department. It is in this context that in 1977 embattled rancher Ramon Isaza gathered forces in the sleepy river town of Puerto Boyaca to fight the FARC forces terrorizing his community.
By Diego Solis
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Nearly a month has passed since American voters gave the presidency, seemingly against all odds, to Donald Trump. And for nearly a month a global chorus of pundits, pollsters and media prophets have asked: How did just about everyone get it wrong? Amid the hand-wringing, the list of culprits is long: Skewed models of voter bases. The demise of landline telephones. Underestimates of "lapsed voters." The evolution of game-changing social media. Wishful thinking.
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