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  • A woman stands in front of a barricade outside a regional government building in Donetsk, in eastern Ukraine, April 20, 2014. Marko Djurica/Reuters

    Ukraine to Investigate Shooting

    Kiev says it will launch an investigation into a fatal shooting in Sloviansk, which has raised tension with Russia further.

  • World Bank President Jim Yong Kim at the 2012 World Bank Annual Meeting. Photo: Ryan Rayburn

    Rebasing the Nigerian Economy

    A row has developed between Nigeria's finance minister, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, and World Bank president, Jim Yong Kim. It would seem that Kim hasn't quite signed off on the idea that Nigeria has experienced structural economic improvements.

  • Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel touring a military academy in Beijing

    Gunboat Diplomacy in Asia

    Tensions over the South China Sea without fail grabs the headlines whenever there is an incident, however insignificant. However, diplomacy is the only way to resolve tensions in the region given its economic important.

  • Assembling the Nord Stream in 2011. Bair175/CC BY-SA

    Europe and Gas Dependency

    The problem of how to wean Europe off of Russian natural gas is probably more problematic than actually resolving the crisis in Ukraine. With Europe criss-crossed by several gas pipelines the challenge will be to bypass Russia altogether.

  • Infantrymen curiously eye the new British Army weapon – a Mark I ‘tank’ – before its debut in the Battle of Flers-Courcelette on 15 September 1916. Photo: IWM-Q 5574

    Tanks in Cyberspace

    Thomas C. Wingfield and Robert Sharp look at the advent of the battle tank in the First World War as a parable to the advent of cyberweapons and whether the pandoras box has been opened.