How the American shale gas boom can weaken Russia's hand in Ukraine.
How two small, post-Soviet states could wind up the real winners in the Ukraine crisis.
Vladimir Putin didn't invade Ukraine because he could. He did it because he had to.
Don't count on Obama pressuring Bibi to make peace in the Middle East. He isn’t -- and he can’t.
With two-thirds of Iraq’s provinces in open conflict with the capital, Nouri al-Maliki is resorting to Saddam Hussein’s playbook to keep the country together.
Why President Obama's mealymouthed response to Ukraine only invites Putin's aggression.
How the Syrian government's use of snipers against its own citizens gives the lie to its talk of fighting terrorism.
How to "make oppression backfire" by peacefully leveraging the brutality of the oppressors.
New poll shows that if the two-state solution collapses, U.S. public favors democracy over Jewishness.
Russia's leader is acting impulsively -- and full-scale war may be next.
Yulia Tymoshenko is out of prison, but the heroine of the Orange Revolution may not be the leader Ukraine wants.
The Pentagon's budget imagines spending levels that are not based on reality. This isn't just a problem for now, but a problem for the next five years.
Mexico’s president promised a new approach to the drug wars. So why is he still going after big fish?
Georgian opposition leader: The new government in Tbilisi is following in Viktor Yanukovych's footsteps.
Why a Russian intervention in southern Ukraine could rebound against Moscow.
Does the concept of "human rights" still have meaning in a world where everything qualifies?
Chinese are whispering about the possible downfall of Beijing's J. Edgar Hoover. Why won't they talk about it out loud?
If attacks were unlikely at the Olympic Games, why was it spun as inevitable?
Why does the Egyptian government insist on blaming the Muslim Brotherhood for every act of terrorism, even as a dangerous jihadist group claims the attacks as their own?
The good news is that Mexico's biggest drug kingpin has been arrested. The bad news is that it will trigger new violence on both sides of the border and do little to stem the flow of cocaine.