Over the past 25 years, international eradication efforts have wiped out 99 percent of the cases of the deadly virus. So why is the last 1 percent now all of the story?
Is president-in-waiting Abdel Fattah al-Sisi living up to his word?
Why women are the "spoils of war" in Nigeria and around the world -- and nobody cares.
Though some deride Russia for backward thinking, Putin's strategy in Ukraine betrays a nuanced understanding of 21st century geopolitics.
As the Indian election continues, voters are concerned about corruption like never before. But will anything really change?
The American public doesn’t want to pull back from the world, and a serious read of the poll numbers proves it.
The country's gangsters who are turning underworld might into upperworld power.
The U.S. diplomatic corps is underfunded, overstretched, and set up to fail. Here's how to fix it.
Why Israel should count itself lucky to have a straight-talking pal like John Kerry.
Ghana is one of Africa's big economic success stories. But the discovery of oil has confronted it with some tricky problems.
More than half of all schools in the Central African Republic have closed due to bloody conflict. Reopening them -- and keeping them safe -- should be an international priority.
Why Obama's Asia trip only made China angrier and inflamed regional tensions.
The mass death sentences against 683 Egyptians reveal how Cairo officials are redefining concepts like terrorism and freedom in a cynical bid to solidify their grip on power.
With the country collapsing around him, Nouri al-Maliki's strongman image is a sham. And that's exactly why he's so dangerous.
Gujarat's shiny free market reformer has a dark side.
Russia after Putin doesn't need to be Putinist, and driving a wedge between the craven president and his inner circle is the first step.
Could India's third-party candidate be the country’s kingmaker? Or is he just tilting at windmills?
Britain has plenty of good reasons to stop its citizens from fighting in Syria, but asking mothers to inform on their sons won't work.
Satellite images show that Pyongyang is up to no good at its Punggye-ri nuclear site. The question isn't if a nuclear test will happen -- but when.
Has Russia broken its pledge not to test medium-range nukes? The answer isn't as clear as you might think.
Russia denies that it's meddling in Ukraine. But the pro-Russian forces out there don't always hide their links to Moscow.
The rebalancing to Asia is real and the president isn’t there right now to salvage a phantom policy.
Number crunching and pattern recognition may hold the key to predicting and preventing conflicts. But first, peace-builders need to change the way they do business.
Could a surprising gift of disputed Russian islands to Japan end up pulling Tokyo away from Washington?
The reconciliation deal between Hamas and the PLO is long overdue. And America should welcome it.
How Putin could achieve all of his designs on Ukraine -- without sending a single tank across the border.