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Boyko Borisov, former Bulgarian prime minister and leader of center-right GERB party, holds his voting papers in Sofia, Bulgaria, Oct. 5, 2014 (AP Photo/STR).

Discredited Politics, Inconclusive Election Leave Bulgaria Adrift

By Andrew MacDowall
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Bulgaria’s election earlier this month produced the most fragmented parliament since the fall of communism in 1989. Amid haggling over a governing arrangement, with most Bulgarians alienated from politics, the country continues to plot an uncomfortable course between the West and Russia. more

New Growth for Nuclear Energy Depends on Asia

By Miles A. Pomper
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Does the nuclear energy industry still have exciting possibilities for growth, or are its best days behind it? A web of factors—economic, political and technical, both within countries and globally—will determine whether nuclear energy enjoys a new lease on life or slowly limps toward the grave. more

Angola Modernizes Navy to Protect Maritime Resources

By Francisco Galamas
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Last month, in another sign of their strategic partnership, Brazil and Angola signed an agreement for the Brazilian navy to support the development of Angola’s naval capabilities. The deal fits into Angola’s broader strategy to secure its maritime borders and safeguard its oil and fishing resources. more