Afraid for his hold on power, Putin is cracking down on Internet freedom with a flurry of new laws.
For the Syrian refugee cast members of a new theater production of the Euripides classic, "The Women of Troy," insult follows injury.
Egypt's government is preparing to domesticate the country's informal economy. But not everyone is convinced that's a good idea.
The Obama administration is embarking on a multibillion-dollar nuclear spending spree. Problem is, none of it is necessary.
Why al Qaeda might be the biggest winner of America's airstrikes on the Islamic State.
The Saudis, Qataris, and others are stepping into the fight against Islamic State. Now it's time for them to take the lead.
What a rising generation of scientists and apparatchiks means for North Korea's nuclear program.
Changing how peacebuilding organizations measure success could save aid projects that are stuck trying to meet rigid, dated, and increasingly arbitrary goals in conflict zones.
Obama's Middle East allies are signing up for the fight against the Islamic State. But it's not for the reason you think.
The 49 Turkish diplomats captured by the jihadist group in Mosul may now be free, but Ankara still has many reasons to think twice about confronting the extremists on its border.
Russia's opposition got crushed in last weekend's local elections. But that didn't exactly come as a surprise.
So far Tunisia's revolution has managed to bridge the gap between secularists and Islamists. But can that precarious accord make it through election season?
The Fed’s new monetary policy could put a big strain on developing economies. But they might be up for it this time.
We have the tools. We have the talent. Here's how we get the politicians to listen up and do something.
The long, tricky frenemyship of Asia’s two biggest powers.
Iraq's Shiite militias are becoming as great a danger as the Islamic State.
Iran’s nuclear negotiators have public opinion on their side for now. But if that disintegrates, so could any hope for a deal with the West.
Vladimir Putin is still setting the terms in Ukraine. Why is Washington okay with that?
With a growing economy and a freshly-signed peace agreement, Mozambique's future looks bright. But it needs to act now to avoid the perils of the resource curse.
The world's largest Muslim country is a vast recruiting ground for radical jihadists. But the government has done a surprisingly good job of containing the Caliphate -- so far.
Scottish independence won't just be bad for the Scots. It will be a disaster for U.S. foreign policy from Syria to the Arctic Circle.
It's time for a dose of realism when we think about how to build new democracies.
I was one of Ashraf Ghani’s chief campaign strategists, and no, we did not steal the Afghan election. We won it fair and square -- with Facebook, road rallies, and people power.
The jihadists' rape campaign in Iraq and Syria is not a women's issue. It is a terror tactic and a crime against humanity. So why won't anyone in Washington talk about it?
But is this just Bibi playing politics?
The U.K. government has made a good start on its war on slavery. But it needs to get serious.
Western governments are sounding alarm bells about foreign fighters joining the Islamic State. But experts say that these would-be radicals are more often bumbling losers than bin Laden.