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  • Russian President Vladimir Putin. Norgler/Wikimedia

    Clausewitz and Putin's Land Grab

    Himanil Raina explores how the teachings of Carl von Clausewitz explain Vladimir Putin's land grab in Ukraine with a focus on Putin's motivations.

  • Carl Bloice, 1939-2014

    Carl Bloice: 1939-2014

    Conn M. Hallinan on the passing of journalist and friend, Carl Bloice. He passed away at the age of 75 from cancer on April 12th.

  • 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.