How to convince the heartland that the world matters.
And it's high time they did.
German-Americans raised on U.S. bases in soccer’s Fatherland have carried the team to the Round of 16. Can our Asian allies really produce the soccer stars of tomorrow?
Want to find out what an Argentine politician stands for? Ask him about soccer.
Will the declaration of a new caliphate unite the world’s jihadists -- or tear them apart?
Don't be fooled by a minor success. America's interceptor missile-defense system is still a failed $40 billion boondoggle.
Just like in politics and law, saying otherwise won’t do anyone any good.
Georgians worry that their passion for Europe isn't being reciprocated. And Russia is ready to step in.
Can Louis van Gaal and Miguel Herrera do a remake of “The Odd Couple” after the World Cup? Please?
Africa was supposed to be the next hotbed of world soccer. It’s not.
Why innovation-driven Chile might be just the team to beat old-school Brazil.
Lessons from a lifetime of political activism.
Our nothing-to-do-with-soccer World Cup predictor was, ahem, quite profitable.
Overcoming sectarian divisions won’t solve Iraq’s crisis. Embracing them will.
Why is North Korea so pissed off about the upcoming Seth Rogen and James Franco comedy caper?
But let's all take a deep breath: Tokyo may be dumb, but it's not stupid.
It’s time for NATO to get involved in Syria and Iraq, perhaps even putting limited Special Forces troops on the ground.
Forget big data -- measuring performance during this tournament is a losing battle.
Why the new United Nations human rights advocate is the wrong man for the job.
Iraq’s jihadist army has figured out a surefire way to sow chaos: by opening prison doors.
The problem with being a post-deterrence U.S. president is that without deterrence, the world we live in quickly becomes dangerous.
When the United States meets Germany, will either side try to win?
Why the problem of inequality isn’t just about differences in income.
Why do some immigrant soccer fans root for the United States, while others don’t?
Ending conflict demands more than knowing why countries go to pieces -- it calls for knowing why they don't.
Why iffy third-round games in the World Cup’s group stage should trade at a discount.
Why we should be worried about the Japanese prime minister's move to amend the constitution.