Is the administration blind to the real and tangible harm the NSA surveillance program is doing to America’s credibility?
Why the Russian president’s dream of 'near abroad' linked to Moscow might be less than the sum of its parts.
Why the memory of the liberation of Europe is still a battlefield.
The secret history of Mikhail Gorbachev's ill-timed trip to Beijing -- and why Russia still fears the contagion of Tiananmen.
Anyone who says Russia is losing in Ukraine doesn’t understand how this game is played.
Sorry, Europe: It ain't a pretty picture.
The U.N. is debating whether it can legally defy Bashar al-Assad and deliver aid across Syria's borders. Meanwhile, millions of people are suffering.
President Obama needs to stand up for human rights. Remembering Tiananmen is a good place to start.
The Taliban swap for Sgt. Bergdahl is just the latest in a long line of occasions when America willingly dealt with bad guys. And like it or not, this is how wars end.
This question might seem odd, but it's at the heart of what world leaders need to grapple with at the G7 summit this week.
On the 25th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square crackdown, China is writing a new legacy of repression.
The peace process has failed again, and it's time for Israel's neighbors to shoulder the burden of dealing with the Palestinians.
Syria's presidential election might be a farce -- but that doesn't mean it isn't dangerous.
Autocrats have increasing reason to fear the power of people in the streets. Here's why the leaders of democracies should take note.
The White House is promising to give allies around the world $5 billion to fight terrorists. But America’s been doing that for years -- and no one seems to know what this new program is.
The president's proposed counterterrorism plan might appear underwhelming, but doing more -- or doing less -- is not an option.
Warsaw's liberal diplomat is not the man to take on Russia. And Poland isn't going to save Europe.
The world may look like it's roiling now, but the 1980s were far worse.
The Turkish indictment of Israeli officials for the Mavi Marmara raid looks like a cynical ploy by Recep Tayyip Erdogan to shore up his popularity.
Why is President Obama afraid to talk about the real levers of American exceptionalism?
The forgotten history of the Battle of Khaibar offers some alluring hints.
Rising global violence threatens more than humanity's collective conscience. In 2014, America should seize two critical opportunities to address it.
The dirty secret about Obama’s Afghan plan is that tens of thousands of American civilians will be on the ground long after the troops have left.
Kenya's counterterrorism approach following the Westgate Mall attack is crude -- and may actually be spawning more violence.
Here are seven pressure points that could revive it.
A nasty -- and surprising -- election fight is playing out in Colombia. And the recent years of peace and prosperity hang in the balance.
Ukraine faces a rising tide of violence in the restive east. Here's why nonviolent activism is the best strategy for fighting back.