British royals aren't wilting flowers -- they're diplomatic weapons. And Elizabeth II is one of the best.
John LloydJohn Lloyd co-founded the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism at the University of Oxford, where he is senior research fellow. Lloyd has written several books, including What the Media Are Doing to Our Politics. He is also a contributing editor at the Financial Times and the founder of FT Magazine.
Afghan women practice martial arts; Ukrainian residents experience intensified shelling from Russian-backed separatists; and Romanian demonstrators protest the government's undoing of anti-graft policies. FP Staff