Just what does Vladimir Putin plan to do with his party’s new mandate? Consolidating executive authority and one-party rule both seem to be in the cards.
As Vladimir Putin’s United Russia party sweeps to victory in parliamentary elections, pundits are crying that Russian democracy is dead. But one observer says that exactly the opposite is true.
As the November 26 Middle East conference draws near, some are suggesting that a deal with Syria will lead to significant progress in the region. But Damascus may not be willing or able to help.
According to Akbar Ahmed, chair of Islamic Studies at American University, Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf is beginning to lose the support of a previously-loyal institution: the army. Will the rest of the country follow?
Robert Redford's new movie Lions for Lambs attempts to be political. But does he manage to take the issues as seriously as he claims?
Now that Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili’s government has announced that the state of emergency in his country will be lifted on Friday, does that mean that the upcoming elections are sure to be free and fair? Not necessarily.
Contrary to what many have said, supporting torture is not part of being a conservative. If continued, White House policies that tolerate it will undermine U.S. credibility, produce bad intelligence and put American soldiers at risk.
What should be done about Kosovo? What options do the United States and the other key players have? TNI editor Nick Gvosdev gives his take on the controversy.
In the Georgian capital of Tbilisi today, police officers clashed violently with anti-government protesters. Opposition leader Anna Dolidze
After Friday's protest in Tbilisi, Georgian opposition leader Anna Dolidze on the actions of the Saakashvili government. Then Paul Saunders provides some perspective and distance from London and Berlin.