When Uncle Sam projects his power abroad, does the Constitution tag along?
The heated presidential race between Rousseff and Neves conceals the most important fact: There's not much daylight between the candidates.
Australia is trying to combat homegrown terrorism. Sending 800 police officers and a helicopter after suburban wannabes isn’t how to do it.
Is the international community about to censure Hungary for giving up on its young democratic institutions?
Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan want to drop the pesky Persian suffix that’s been frustrating Central Asia for generations. Here’s why that’s a bad idea.
How social media went wild over a fraud's nasty comments, and why America's pretty cool about it.
Paris isn't even trying to pretend that it cares anymore about hitting the eurozone's debt targets. But now a showdown with Brussels looms.
Francis may be a transformational leader, but so was Obama in 2009.
Shiite militias are running the show in Yemen and Tehran couldn't be happier.
Halting the violent fracturing of the Middle East requires the U.S. and regional states to stop talking past each other.
38 out of 55 African nations have laws punishing sodomy. And things may get worse before they get better.
Turkey is talking tough about the Islamic State. But it’s still not ready for war.
Five reasons a quiet North Korea is still a deadly North Korea.
Over a century's worth of data shows that the Umbrella Revolution needs business, satire, and a whole lot of patience.
Why we shouldn't be selling arms to Vietnam.
Hong Kong’s pro-democracy protest isn’t only about freedom. It’s also about identity.
Afghanistan's president of 13 years exits the stage, and leaves behind him a slew of missed opportunities.
The president arrives at a turning point, but it's unclear whether it means a new Obama or a punt to tomorrow.
How the looming end of a 100-year-old treaty exposes the existential paranoia at the heart of Erdogan’s foreign policy.
Robust reform can seem impossible for governments mired in corruption. But the solution is pretty simple: Focus on policies, not politics.
Beijing's ambassador to the United States on how a strong and rising China is good for the world.
Why the U.S.-Indian partnership is at the heart of America's future in Asia.
Hamas and Fatah's latest unity agreement is doomed to failure. So why do the Palestinian factions keep trying?
The referendum may have failed, but tens of thousands of people have signed up with pro-yes parties in the week since the vote.
As residents of the Gaza Strip try to recover from the worst war in decades, the world -- and Israel -- must understand that the status quo is unsustainable.
The first rule of Israel's nuclear arsenal is that there is no Israeli nuclear arsenal.
Too often reformers treat progress toward democracy as if it were a matter of all or nothing. Here's a plea for the messy approach.