Security teams for two African leaders cracked skulls -- literally -- at the White House's big leadership summit. That should never be allowed to happen again.
The revolutionaries of the Maidan wanted to end crony capitalism. But it's back with a vengeance.
Africa's Ebola outbreak isn't just a health care problem. It's also about a crisis of governance.
The world came to the rescue of the refugees on Mount Sinjar -- so why does it continue to ignore thousands more Iraqi minorities who face imminent threat of extermination by jihadists?
From Gaza to Libya to Iraq, Egypt's new strongman is developing a foreign policy based on repression and stability.
While the Islamic State pillages Iraq, the more moderate opposition in Syria is making headway against Assad's forces back home.
In order to get Iraq right in 2014, politicians have to admit that they got Iraq wrong in 2003.
I went to Cairo to present Egypt's leaders with evidence that police slaughtered 1,000 people at Rabaa Square. They wouldn't even let me out of the airport.
Stopping the Islamic State's murderous advance is one thing. But resolving the political crisis between Shiite Baghdad and the Sunni power brokers up north might be impossible.
The new unity government has many challenges before it, but also the opportunity to build self-sufficient governance and economic growth.
Stopping genocide has never been a core interest of the United States.
A thousand years ago, Yazidis and tiny pagan sects flourished under the caliphate. But the days of the tolerant Islamic state are over.
Iran claims to be Palestine’s biggest proponent. So why has Tehran been silent on Gaza?
Why African leaders have growing doubts about the virtues of free trade.
Georgia's ex-president stands accused of abusing his power. His friends in the West should let the law run its course.
Lines between countries used to have little importance in Africa's most dynamic region. How times have changed.
The country's infamous anti-homosexuality law has been struck down -- but homophobia is still dangerously enshrined in the country's penal code.
How the United States should refocus and retool its soft-power economic diplomacy.
Putin isn’t trying to win the Cold War -- he’s refighting the battles of World War I.
Why renaming a Washington street after a leading Chinese dissident is an excellent idea.
If South Africa's political factions could reconcile, so can South Sudan's warring parties.
It's time to stop treating Turkey and Qatar like they’re anything other than proxies for terrorists.
Ending this war in Gaza begins with recognizing Hamas as a legitimate political actor.
What everyone gets wrong about Beijing's bullying in the South China Sea.
African leaders want to exempt themselves from prosecution for terrible crimes -- but new research shows their people aren't as forgiving as they might think.
Burma's democratic transition is running off the rails. Obama and Kerry can help to bring it back on track.
Why this week's U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit needs to pay more than just lip service to human rights and good governance.