Recent events in France have triggered more tensions in the Balkans. But analysis should focus on regional tendencies to lean towards Russia or the US than on catastrophic scenarios.
Russia could undermine the idea of a shared European reality and sway three elections key to the future of the bloc.
Calls for civil resistance against the rise of right-wing populism have emerged. But political activism is more than taking to the streets.
For Gabonese officers, military interventions like that underway now in the Central African Republic, are also a pathway to politics.
In Nagaland, a northeastern state in India, the push to implement a law giving women more representation in local politics has triggered a violent backlash.
By appointing generals to top political posts and hiking defence spending, Donald Trump is imperiling a cherished tenet of the US constitution: civilian control of the military.
Nearly half of South Sudan's population could be severely food insecure and at risk of death in the coming months because of the avoidable acts of civil war in a land of plenty.
President Trump's executive orders are already causing chaos at the US-Mexico border, where 30,000 Haitian asylum-seekers are now trapped in legal limbo. It's the refugee crisis no one talks about.
As Poland faces more and more social divisions, citizen movements develop through informal activities to reinforce a sense of community and belonging.
Turkey's authoritarian regime has ruined the lives of many intellectuals and opponents of the regime. Resisting, even softly, is an act of survival.
Romania's ongoing protests against a bold move by the government to decriminalise corruption has highlighted greater social and political issues.
Russia has managed to regain, at least in part, its role as a powerful interlocutor in the Middle East, which it lost after the fall of the Soviet Union.