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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.
The president's biggest foreign-policy speech in a year will be showy and ambitious but can't paper over his administration's lack of focus.
From PTSD to depression, the war in Syria has spawned a massive mental health crisis -- and there are neither the doctors nor the money to stem its crushing effects.
It’s time to relearn the good tools of the Cold War.
The election of the European Commission’s president may not be exciting -- but it’s far more important than cranky, skeptical pundits are willing to admit.
The emerging-market darling is coming apart at the seams. And Boko Haram is just the beginning.
A future President Sisi urgently needs to reform Egypt's economy. But he has to make sure it's not just the rich who benefit.
Former army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi is sure to win the upcoming presidential elections. But a new poll shows that he will be taking the helm of a profoundly divided nation.
Why Narendra Modi's new foreign policy won't make Washington happy.
It’s not just President Hollande who's under threat from France’s right-wing party. It’s Europe.
Meet the man crazy enough to run for president against the new strongman in Cairo.
It's been a year since Obama’s big speech about reforming the U.S. targeted killing program. Here are 10 things about the forever war that have hardly budged at all.
As the hard-liners wage a media war against the reform government of Hassan Rouhani and his nascent nuclear deal, the West has to step up and show it means business.
How Washington should engage with India’s new prime minister.
The Pentagon's new COIN manual doesn't offer a big, bold vision for fighting wars -- and that's a very good thing.
When Putin arrives in Shanghai to try and ink a new multibillion-dollar energy deal, it'll be the Chinese -- not the Russians -- who will be laughing all the way to the bank.
A dangerous new crop of dictators is learning that they really can get away with murder. But it's as much Obama's fault as it is Putin's.
Chile has made progress toward democracy. Why do its indigenous people still feel left out?
Pyongyang's military is in decline? Think again. New satellite images show that nukes aren't the only thing on North Korea's mind these days.
Why the Russian president is turning to his fellow martial artists to staff an efficient and loyal security force.
The White House report on information overload is underwhelming. But it's a start.
The OSCE was designed to ensure peace in Europe. Now the conflict in Ukraine is confronting it with perhaps the greatest crisis in its history.