The maneuvers that triggered the military coup may actually have been good for democracy in Africa.
President Obama’s point man in the fight against the Islamic State faces a ruthless foe. But his detractors at home -- even in the Pentagon -- may be his biggest enemy.
Health systems in Africa are ill-equipped to deal with Ebola. And that's partly the fault of IMF policies.
Progress on media freedom is backsliding in Myanmar. Will Obama speak up to save his biggest foreign-policy success?
The Bahraini government has been working overtime to crush pro-democracy activists. But what about followers of the Islamic State?
By defying the CDC, U.S. governors imposing unnecessary Ebola quarantines risk making the next global pandemic all the more terrifying.
Obama's small war means big profits -- and little oversight -- for defense contractors and hired guns.
Trying to stop lone-wolf terrorists -- much less mentally ill murderers -- is a waste of law enforcement's time and money.
If you crunch the data, the mainstream media has actually been pretty levelheaded.
The Islamic State and Ebola are the crises du jour, but a host of other persistent threats to national security are no less pressing. And combatting them will require unity of effort.
Why democracy is worth fighting for -- now more than ever.
Why China’s new infrastructure bank represents a challenge to the global order.
Global efforts to stop the Islamic State should not come at the expense of online freedom. Let the world see the depravity of their ideology.
One of the most influential Army officers of the Iraq theater on why the United States seems destined to repeat the mistakes of the past.
The Swedish Navy is desperately trying to find a Russian submarine prowling off the coast of Stockholm. What’s Vladimir Putin up to?
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.
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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.