How the former secretary of state pulls off being softer than soft and harder than hard.
West African countries have the players to win the World Cup, but they can’t develop them -- just like their economies.
Eric Cantor's shocking loss comes at a time when the United States is facing a critical challenge on its southern border.
Why the Taliban can’t prevent the monumental success that marks this weekend’s ballot.
Enough with Obama's "don't do stupid sh*t" policy. Only U.S. airstrikes can save Iraq from collapse.
The known-unknowns have come home to roost in Iraq.
Are there any teams in Brazil that you can support without holding your nose?
By trading in denunciations, lies, and distortions -- instead of a reasonable discussion about how to open Cuba -- the rabid embargo lobby is starting to sound a lot like Castro himself.
Why the ISIS invasion of Iraq is really a war between Shiites and Sunnis for control of the Middle East.
Every country wants a Brazilian on its team, but what if he scores against Brazil?
I once called Clinton the Celine Dion of politics. I’d rather have that now than Obama.
The United Nations isn't following its own rules on equality -- and it's time to make it start.
Edward Snowden might have given international snooping a bad name in America and Europe -- but Aussies love it.
Beppe Grillo, the comedian turned populist firebrand, looked set to upend Italy's staid politics, but instead suffered his first crushing electoral defeat. What happened?
As ISIS marches toward Baghdad, can Washington afford to sit on the sidelines?
There's more to the World Cup than a bunch of soccer games and funky hairstyles.
If Neymar didn't exist, the marketers would have had to invent him.
The U.N.'s new human rights chief has a pretty tall task ahead of him. Is Prince Zeid up to the job?
It's hard to tell France not to sell warships to Russia when the United States is also placing profit over policy.
Is just a drop in the bucket or a real commitment to stem threats from Russia?
The latest military coup in Thailand won't ensure real stability unless the country's new rulers address the deeper causes of political conflict.
Corporations really could make the world a better place -- if only the U.N. and state governments would treat them as equal partners.
Aung San Suu Kyi wants to change the Burmese constitution. But will the military really go along?
How Alcoholics Anonymous can fix Obama's counterterrorism strategy.
And he spent another 5 years in hell after a Bergdahl-type deal soured. A personal history of how swapping bad guys for American prisoners can go bad.
Is the administration blind to the real and tangible harm the NSA surveillance program is doing to America’s credibility?