Eastern Europe

Putin's Muslim Nightmare

The Russian president’s intervention in Syria is driven by fear of Islamic extremism among his country’s own Muslim minority. But rather than squelching the threat, it’s poised to make it worse.

Putin Takes on Syria

Vladimir Putin's sudden interest in Syria makes Russia a global player again.

The Making of Kiev's Police

Photojournalist Misha Friedman documents the first steps of a new Ukrainian police officers, from exams to training, graduation and finally street patrols.