Why does the planet's No. 1 spy never go to the really dangerous places?
From deadly cross-border conflicts to emboldened terrorist franchises, Barack Obama will confront a host of challenges in Africa during his second term.
A guide to the world news you should get caught up on now that the election is over.
Longing for the days of Kim Jong Il? Maybe it's time to transfer your affections to the delusional dictator of Equatorial Guinea.
If Barack Obama is reelected, he'll have to deliver on his promises to Africa -- and act more like Jimmy Carter and George W. Bush.
Man does not live by GDP alone. An introduction to the Legatum Institute's latest Prosperity Index.
The U.S. military needs to prepare for more operations along the world's coastlines.
A new Islamist strongman has taken the stage in North Africa. His rising power is giving him a lot of bad ideas.
One of Africa's top business leaders talks about the challenges of encouraging good governance.
South Sudan is gone. But the government in Khartoum still can't escape what ails Sudan.
Together, their GDP now nearly equals the United States. But are they really the future of the global economy?
What the politician known as "Tarzan" carries as he goes about transforming the Somali capital.
The terrorist group may be headless, but its tentacles still pack a mean punch.
The strategic port city of Kismayo has now been wrested from al-Shabab. But it's still a long way from safe.
Some of the world's bravest dissidents are pursuing their fight against injustice with little attention from the outside world. But that doesn't mean they aren't worth knowing about. Here's a list of remarkable people who rarely make it into the headlines.
How the citizens of Benghazi are pushing back against the killers of a U.S. diplomat many considered their friend.
What drinking cocktails on a slow boat to Somalia taught me about the battle against piracy.
How local officials in a township in post-apartheid South Africa confronted the challenge of gang violence.
Are Kenyan counterterrorism death squads behind the latest spate of targeted killings in Mombasa?
Why five East African countries are trying to follow in the European Union's footsteps -- minus the common currency.
How a small change by the SEC could prevent war, decrease corruption, and help developing countries fight Big Oil.
A rare look inside Swaziland's mysterious annual kingship ceremony and brewing protest movement.
Ethiopia's late dictator antagonized his country's Muslims for years. His successors may pay for it.