In soccer, as in politics, plenty of Russians think the root of all evil lies in the West.
Match-fixing by soccer players is the least of the sport’s problems.
Cheap, deadly, and not stopping anytime soon, barrel bombs are the weapon of choice for dictators from Sudan to Syria.
Why the prophets of American decline are wrong.
Failure in this year’s biggest club competition shows money isn’t everything.
Life isn't easy for Malaysian gays. And it may actually be getting worse.
As President Bashar al-Assad’s officials reach out to contacts in the West, the differences between the regime and the opposition may be smaller than they first appeared.
In Burma, an ultranationalist Buddhist militia is training to "defend the fatherland" against Rohingya Muslims.
With the crisis in Iraq worsening, how involved should India get in the Middle East?
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.