Though some deride Russia for backward thinking, Putin's strategy in Ukraine betrays a nuanced understanding of 21st century geopolitics.
From China to Ukraine, the cynical calculus of power politics is alive and well -- too bad Washington doesn't realize it.
The Vatican prepares for the canonization of Popes John XXIII and John Paul II; Pro-Russian activists clash with police in Donetsk; and sumo wrestlers make babies cry in Japan.
What a peek inside America's prisons can tell us about U.S.-Iran relations.
Meet the Oxford-educated Polish foreign minister fighting to get a wishy-washy continent to stand up to Russia.
That's just a game Putin's playing. And it's a game we're losing.
A power struggle has broken out among pro-Russian leaders in Ukraine: They're fighting for control of a country that doesn't exist yet.
Happy talk isn't going to help Ukraine and Moldova deter Vladimir Putin.
The latest U.N. report says that the darling climate strategy isn't working. But that doesn't mean it's dead. For climate advocates, those are fighting words.
In the English-speaking world, he's the economist du jour. But in his home country? Le shrug.
Britain has plenty of good reasons to stop its citizens from fighting in Syria, but asking mothers to inform on their sons won't work.
How Putin could achieve all of his designs on Ukraine -- without sending a single tank across the border.
Why Thomas Piketty's capital gulf gets a bit complicated when you look at the numbers.
The complicated history of the world's most famous war photograph.
How Russia's president morphed from realist to ideologue -- and what he'll do next.
Inside the occupied government building in eastern Ukraine where pro-Russian protesters are trying to create a new country.
While facing off with Russia, Ukraine’s new government is also struggling to disarm militias in Kiev. If it can’t, will new violence erupt?
Revelers prepare for Holy Week; Myanmar celebrates its New Year water festival; and the search for survivors of the South Korea ferry sinking continues.
Hollande's right-leaning prime minister wants to reinvent the Socialist Party -- and he might just dethrone the president in the process.
Try and tell me the Russian president isn't winning … for now.
For all the worries about Russia's energy stranglehold over Europe, the continent is still looking to Moscow for nuclear reactors.
When it comes to conflict in world politics, realists are the peaceniks of post-Cold War America.
The United States needs to re-up its Cold War strategy if it wants to deter Russia in Ukraine.
Greece’s impressive recent bond sale shines a bright light on the country’s future, but it hardly resolves its financial crisis.
Germany's crackdown on a Hezbollah-affiliated group shows that it may finally be wising up about the Lebanese paramilitary organization.