German Chancellor Angela Merkel accompanied by Bosnian Prime Minister Denis Zvizdic, left, arrives at Bosnian Parliament  in Sarajevo, Bosnia, July 9, 2015. (AP Photo/Amel Emric)

Bosnia’s European lifeline

A serious effort by Brussels could help reform Bosnia's troubled politics, argues Columbia's Tanya Domi Bosnia-Herzegovina is among the poorest and most corrupt corners of Europe. The country made significant...
A EU flag hangs beside the Union Jack at the Europa House in London, Feb. 17, 2016.  (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)

British debate divorcing Europe

Immigration, economy weigh on debate Should the British choose to leave the European Union after a June 23 referendum, the effects could be far-reaching. If the United Kingdom does vote to leave, the...
An exhausted man disembarks from a dinghy on a beach next to the town of Mytilene, after crossing a part of the Aegean sea from the Turkey's coast to the northeastern Greek island of Lesbos, on  Dec. 6, 2015.  (AP Photo/Santi Palacios)

Aid workers in Greece overwhelmed by refugees

"It's a situation that will change your life completely." The paved road began to turn to gravel as the van carrying Rasha Abousalem neared the shores of the Greek island of Lesbos. Neither Abousalem, the...
Fighters loyal to Libya's General National Congress (GNC) prepare to launch attacks as they fight the Islamic State on the outskirts city of Sirte, Libya, March 16, 2015.  (EPA)

Libya, the failed state

After Muammar Gaddafi was ousted from Libya in 2011, there was hope for a peaceful and democratic future in one of Africa's largest oil-producers. Five years later, the country is divided among warring...
Fayez Serraj, right, of the U.N.-brokered Libyan unity government on arrival in Tripoli, Libya. He arrived by sea with six deputies to set up a temporary seat of power in a naval base despite threats from competing factions, March 30, 2016 (Media office of the Unity Government / GNA Media via AP)

Explainer: Libya’s fractured politics

Three governments means little governance News this week that a new United Nations-backed government had begun to establish itself in Libya has been greeted as a hopeful sign that the country may emerge from...
A man places a Tunisian flag onto a police car as a policeman stands guard during a demonstration two days after gunmen attacked the museum and killed scores of people in Tunis, Tunisia, March 20, 2015.  (AP Photo/Christophe Ena, File)

Tunisia at a crossroads

Islamic State, corruption hinder lone Arab democracy Five years after Tunisians toppled dictator Zine El-Abeddine Ben Ali, the country is at a crossroads. The North African state has successfully ratified a...