Georgia’s government is falling apart and its most beloved, pro-Western politician is going with it.
The leader, who, for decades, avoided the uprisings that dislodged neighboring strongmen from power, finally met his political end.
Turkey's strongman has broken the power of the military. Could that ensure the long-term victory of democracy?
Why America needs to embrace a culture of risk in order to build the next-generation space program.
The great political thinker's new book offers a brilliant analysis of problems. But it doesn't go far enough with solutions.
Why do so many efforts to stop young people from joining extremist groups fail?
Yes, the fight for democratic values is hard -- especially now. But that's no reason to give up.
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?