Rivalries among the political elite are exacerbating divides and allowing urgent problems to fester. Can anyone stop the rot?
Does Obama still have pull over Riyadh, when the king's point man -- Prince Bandar -- is pulling the strings from afar?
While Obama focuses on shoring up European support to fend off Russian aggression, it's actually powerful emerging nations that hold the key.
Forget just shutting down Twitter, now Turkey's embattled prime minster has taken to denouncing Ottoman sultans.
Is the European Central Bank ready to start tackling the continent’s inflation problem?
Today, China and Japan are at each other’s throats, but 30 years ago they were like old friends. What happened?
The world's most isolated ocean has a long history of making things disappear.
Egypt’s top general is a shoo-in to win the race for president. Then the hard part begins.
Melting glaciers and superstorms won't matter if the world can't feed itself.
The United States and its allies have imposed stinging sanctions on Russia. To make them work, they need to hold fast.
Why Washington can't afford to neglect its friends in the Gulf.
Why looking crazy can be an asset when you’re staring down the Russians.
If Putin wants to make a grab for Ukraine's east and south, he'll need to move soon.
Hey, world, we Malaysians know you want straight answers about MH370. But you’re asking the wrong government.
History will prove the defeated Generalissimo had a greater impact on modern China than its most famous father.
In the contested waters of Asia, it's difficult to understand Beijing's intentions.
Are conditional cash transfers really the silver bullet to raising countries out of poverty?
Is this mild-mannered corruption fighter the most dangerous man in India?
Why did Moscow take such careful steps to ensure its annexation of Crimea didn’t break Russian law?
Ukraine has a lingering human rights predicament -- but an even grimmer one awaits Crimea.
On faking blackness, dickriders, basic training, and the sad fabulist and wannabe-warrior-of-Islam, Nicholas Teausant.
Why ensuring nuclear material doesn't end up in terrorists' hands should still be at the very top of President Obama's agenda.
Why Beijing needs to keep on building, snarky bloggers be damned.
Does Crimea have the right to join Russia? The answer isn't as clear as Moscow’s critics or its defenders think.
Will Russian adventurism in Crimea blow up the P5+1 nuclear talks? Iran's hard-liners sure hope so.
Meet Moscow's favorite bogeyman -- the accused Nazi collaborator who led the fight for Ukrainian independence.
While the Syrian opposition brawls in an Istanbul hotel, the battlefield fighting is increasingly within the rebel camp.
More sanctions are coming, and more pain will be imposed on Moscow. But does the West have the stomach for the battle?