- An escalation of violence in eastern Ukraine in recent days has once again left western governments trying to understand the strategies of pro-Russian rebels and their supporters in the Kremlin
- Greece’s newly-elected leftist prime minister handed top economic posts to a former communist politician and a popular leftwing blogger, with the defence post going to the leader of his right-wing coalition partner
- South Korea is invoking a cold war-era law to crack down on “anti-state” activities, such as voicing support for the North, as governments across Asia ratchet up pressure against dissent
- The election of a left-wing Greek leader could boost Vladimir Putin’s fight against fresh western sanctions (Foreign Policy)
- Why the Islamic State wants to free forgotten female suicide bomber Sajida Rishawi (Washington Post)
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