Guinea coup leader Moussa Dadis Camara speaks to the media in 2009.
A well-trained military is crucial to a functioning civil democracy, but it can be a liability too.
It's the end of the world (order) as we know it.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel speaks at a conference for her party.
AP Photo/Martin Meissner
In reelection bid, Merkel's not just up against a xenophobic, nationalist party in Germany. In the wake of Trump’s election, liberal democracies around the world hope she'll defend them, too.
Sergeant Paul Shaw LBIPP (Army)/MOD
The second organisational pillar of the European order isn't as threatened as the EU – but there's trouble ahead.
All falling down.
Membership of the EU guarantees Britain's political power in Europe and beyond.
Vladimir Putin has his own geopolitical priorities.
EPA/Alexei Druginyn/RIA Novosti/Kremlin Pool
Reports that Russia would use nuclear weapons if NATO continues to push into the Baltic states are misleading.and mischievous.