Reaching out to Tehran, not smashing its economy, is what made the nuke deal possible -- and it could have happened much earlier.
How the renowned director's latest film distorts history and whitewashes an authoritarian thug.
Three decades ago the world's governments vowed to stamp out torture -- but it's still alive and well.
If democracy and political Islam can't coexist and thrive in Ankara, is there no hope for the rest of the Middle East?
Burma's Rohingya minority could fall victim to full-scale genocide if the international community doesn't intervene.
Russian civil society organizations are actually doing a remarkable job of fighting back against discriminatory legislation. But a new bill presented to parliament sends an ominous signal.
Seventeen years after he fled the country, Mobutu Sese Seko is still being held responsible for the shortcomings of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Here's why that view is overly simplistic.
With the country descending into chaos, President Goodluck Jonathan is running out of excuses and places to hide.
Why Finland and Sweden need to stop pretending they are neutral and join NATO already.
The history of Jewish-Ukrainian relations hasn't been a happy one. But these days, the two sides are joining forces against Vladimir Putin.
Could the counterinsurgency strategy that failed for the U.S. in Afghanistan work for China in Xinjiang?
Putin isn't dragging the world back to the 19th century. Obama just needs to stop pretending it's 1991.
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.