Eradicating the narcotics trade in Afghanistan could be one of the most efficient ways to cut funding to the Taliban and other insurgent groups promoting instability in a country plagued by a fractured political system and violent extremism.
When Sergey Zakharov first put up art installations and graffiti satirizing pro-Russian fighters in his native Donetsk he expected a backlash, but he didn't expect to spend the next six weeks being tortured. Now safe in Kiev and working on an illustrated book about his ordeal, Zakharov spoke to Foreign Policy about life in Donetsk and his time in captivity.
If you ever find yourself sailing in the waters off Sweden's coast and come upon a Swedish Navy vessel, you are likely to hear a common joke: "Look, there goes the Swedish Navy!"
Front-row tickets to a Saturday night show at the Opéra Bastille in Paris are already pricey -- upwards of 230 euros a seat. And they get a lot more expensive if outwardly expressing your religion means you're not only asked to leave during the second act, but are also fined an additional 150 euros for breaking the law.
Throughout the war in eastern Ukraine, pro-Russian militants and Ukrainian forces have accused one another of carrying out extrajudicial killings and other grave human-rights abuses. A new report is bringing a measure of clarity and fact-finding to these explosive claims and indicates that both sides are responsible for atrocities.