The Baltic Defense Bubble

NATO’s top military officer expressed concern last week about Russia’s defensive buildup in the Mediterranean, but a similar problem could be brewing in the Baltic Sea as well.

China Imposes New Capital Controls

Why should the rest of the world care how much money users of Chinese credit cards can withdraw abroad? The new rules, designed to slow capital flight, could spark a global panic.

Ignoring Human Rights in Azerbaijan

While Europe's democracies take a soft line on Azerbaijan’s human rights abuses, activists and journalists like Khadija Ismayilova suffer the consequences.

Submarine Intruders on Sweden’s Coastline

Sweden now says it is nearly certain that foreign submarines have violated its territorial waters before and since an incident last October. All signs point to the Russians.