Greg Myre appears in the following:
Monday, March 10, 2014
Ukraine gave up its nuclear weapons two decades ago when Russia and the U.S. pledged to respect its sovereignty. Amid the current crisis with Russia, some Ukrainians now say that was a mistake.
Saturday, March 08, 2014
Russia has faced few repercussions for its intervention in Crimea and President Vladimir Putin has not revealed his larger intentions in Ukraine.
Tuesday, March 04, 2014
The international community is expected to pump billions into Ukraine in hopes of stabilizing a country with a record of economic instability and widespread corruption.
Friday, February 21, 2014
Russia's leader believes Moscow must play a central role in global affairs, from ex-Soviet republics like Ukraine to Syria in the Middle East. His positions put him in regular conflict with the U.S.
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Ukraine is the latest bloody example of an ex-Soviet republic unable to build a stable political system. Despite more than 20 years of independence, most of these countries still face autocratic rule.
Thursday, January 30, 2014
Human Rights Watch says neighborhoods in the capital, Damascus, and the city of Hama were targeted by the government because they were opposition strongholds.
Wednesday, January 22, 2014
With the Syrian civil war still raging, a peace conference opens in Switzerland that will include some but not all of the factions involved in the fighting. A breakthrough looks like a long shot.
Saturday, January 18, 2014
Tunisians were celebrating this week. Egyptians were voting on a new constitution. Syrians are hoping peace talks can end their civil war. Several Arab Spring nations are now working through key events that will shape the road ahead.
Saturday, January 11, 2014
From its earliest days to its current state, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict can largely be tracked by charting the lives of these arch-rivals. The two played major roles in shaping events, yet the enduring conflict has now outlasted both of them.
Sunday, December 15, 2013
Under a sunny African sky, Nelson Mandela was buried Sunday on a hill overlooking his beloved boyhood village. Members of his clan, national leaders and a global audience bid farewell to the man who transformed his country and became one of the world's most revered figures.
Saturday, December 14, 2013
Mandela showed the way as African states began to democratize in the 1990s. Today, African countries are holding elections with greater regularity than ever before, but it's still relatively rare for power to change hands at the ballot box.
Thursday, December 12, 2013
Thamsanqa Jantjie was widely criticized as a "fake" for his performance at Nelson Mandela's memorial service. He now says he was hearing voices and seeing hallucinations, according to media reports.
Wednesday, December 11, 2013
South Africans are paying their respects at a hilltop amphitheater in Pretoria, the spot where Mandela was sworn in as the country's first black president nearly 20 years ago. Hundreds of thousands of people, perhaps millions, are expected to come over the next three days.
Tuesday, December 10, 2013
South Africans paused Tuesday to bid farewell to the country's first black president, but there was nothing somber about it. They sang and shouted and ululated, with some making themselves hoarse even before a memorial service at the country's biggest stadium.
Monday, December 09, 2013
During the Cold War, successive U.S. leaders supported the white South African government because it staunchly opposed communism. Mandela's African National Congress, meanwhile, had many ties to the Soviet Union and viewed it as more sympathetic to their cause than the U.S. and other Western countries.
Sunday, December 08, 2013
Most revolutionary political figures consider compromise a dirty word and a sign of weakness. Yet Mandela consistently preached pragmatism, and many of his defining moments involved acts of flexibility, reconciliation and magnanimity.
Wednesday, November 06, 2013
In other stories, Anonymous protesters toss fireworks at Buckingham Palace in London, and Japan's leader proposes getting rid of subsidies to the country's long-protected rice farmers.
Tuesday, November 05, 2013
Congo's war has claimed millions of lives over the past two decades. The army recently inflicted several defeats on M23, the most active rebel group, which now says it will lay down its arms. The development offers hope, but no guarantees, that calm could be restored.
Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Adventurer Robert Young Pelton is trying to raise money to track down Kony, the notorious warlord from Uganda. Pelton thinks he can succeed even though several militaries, including U.S. Special Forces, haven't been able to locate him.
Wednesday, September 11, 2013
Overnight, Syrian analyst Elizabeth O'Bagy became a prominent figure in the Syrian debate. She was fired Wednesday for falsely claiming to have a Ph.D.