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The capital of Sophia, Bulgaria, while often seeking to dominate the Balkans throughout its history, more often was dominated by the great powers surrounding it. (Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

Bulgaria: Balkan Heavyweight, Eurasian Lightweight

The geography of Europe's oldest country make it a potential Balkan powerhouse, but has also subjected it to constant outside meddling. Read more…

A member of the Polisario Front stands guard during a visit by U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki Moon in March. The failure of the U.N. peacekeeping mission in the Western Sahara could lead to a renewal of violence between Polisario and Morocco. (FAROUK BATICHE/AFP/Getty Images)

A Dormant Saharan Conflict Threatens to Awaken

The weakened status of a U.N. peacekeeping mission in Western Sahara could jeopardize a 15-year cease-fire between Morocco and the Polisario Front. Read more…

U.S. Naval Update Map: April 28, 2016

This map shows the approximate locations of U.S. Carrier Strike Groups and Amphibious Ready Groups. Read more…