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Is Bulgaria the Next US-Russia Flashpoint?

As tensions in Crimea and eastern Ukraine escalate, it’s a safe bet that most Western eyes have not been on Bulgaria. Yet the country—with its seven million people—may prove to be a crucible of the confrontation between East and West.

From the Algerian Terror to Al Qaeda Meets Mali: West’s Hidden Agenda and One Big Mess

Trying to understand the story of the Algerian hostage crisis? French (and soon US) intervention in neighboring Mali creeping onto your radar? A trip through some baffling landscape reveals some familiar landmarks.