A fresh outbreak of fighting between Armenia and Azerbaijan threatens the stability of regional alignments and provides another lesson in the need for self-determination.
The scheduled date arrives for Israel to take step towards annexing (parts of) the West Bank, without much happening. This is no surprise.
Central European history is once again a factor in domestic politics. Meanwhile, there's another anniversary in the South Atlantic.
Controversy about James Cook offers a window into the way certain politicians can imagine themselves as supporters of national sovereignty while defending imperialism and colonialism.
Tales of an alleged Russian assassination plot in Czechia, possibly as revenge over a disputed war memorial.
Talk of the succession to Kim Jong-un in North Korea reminds us of some of the problems of monarchical government.
When Israel eventually gets a new government, it will have to deal with a situation vis-a-vis the Palestinians that, despite appearances, has changed radically in the past decade.
Election news from around the world. This week Afghanistan, Tunisia, Mozambique and Austria.
Ethiopia's leader is a worthy recipient of the Nobel peace prize, but there is a lot of work still to be done in his country and the region.
The Chinese Communist Party today celebrates 70 years of power as perhaps the most successful totalitarian movement of modern times.