Beppe Grillo, the comedian turned populist firebrand, looked set to upend Italy's staid politics, but instead suffered his first crushing electoral defeat. What happened?
As ISIS marches toward Baghdad, can Washington afford to sit on the sidelines?
There's more to the World Cup than a bunch of soccer games and funky hairstyles.
If Neymar didn't exist, the marketers would have had to invent him.
The U.N.'s new human rights chief has a pretty tall task ahead of him. Is Prince Zeid up to the job?
It's hard to tell France not to sell warships to Russia when the United States is also placing profit over policy.
Is just a drop in the bucket or a real commitment to stem threats from Russia?
The latest military coup in Thailand won't ensure real stability unless the country's new rulers address the deeper causes of political conflict.
Corporations really could make the world a better place -- if only the U.N. and state governments would treat them as equal partners.
Aung San Suu Kyi wants to change the Burmese constitution. But will the military really go along?
How Alcoholics Anonymous can fix Obama's counterterrorism strategy.
And he spent another 5 years in hell after a Bergdahl-type deal soured. A personal history of how swapping bad guys for American prisoners can go bad.
Is the administration blind to the real and tangible harm the NSA surveillance program is doing to America’s credibility?
Why the Russian president’s dream of 'near abroad' linked to Moscow might be less than the sum of its parts.
Why the memory of the liberation of Europe is still a battlefield.
The secret history of Mikhail Gorbachev's ill-timed trip to Beijing -- and why Russia still fears the contagion of Tiananmen.
Anyone who says Russia is losing in Ukraine doesn’t understand how this game is played.
Sorry, Europe: It ain't a pretty picture.
The U.N. is debating whether it can legally defy Bashar al-Assad and deliver aid across Syria's borders. Meanwhile, millions of people are suffering.
President Obama needs to stand up for human rights. Remembering Tiananmen is a good place to start.
The Taliban swap for Sgt. Bergdahl is just the latest in a long line of occasions when America willingly dealt with bad guys. And like it or not, this is how wars end.
This question might seem odd, but it's at the heart of what world leaders need to grapple with at the G7 summit this week.
On the 25th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square crackdown, China is writing a new legacy of repression.
The peace process has failed again, and it's time for Israel's neighbors to shoulder the burden of dealing with the Palestinians.
Syria's presidential election might be a farce -- but that doesn't mean it isn't dangerous.
Autocrats have increasing reason to fear the power of people in the streets. Here's why the leaders of democracies should take note.
The White House is promising to give allies around the world $5 billion to fight terrorists. But America’s been doing that for years -- and no one seems to know what this new program is.