The Chinese government thinks it can thwart unrest among ethnic minorities by raising their incomes. But prosperity doesn't buy loyalty.
Sorry, but the New York Times' star columnist just doesn’t understand Europe.
Will China's leaders go big and enact serious reforms at the upcoming Third Plenum?
It’s time for the world’s largest democracy to start promoting human rights.
Some pundits are celebrating the effort to get rid of Bashar al-Assad's chemical weapons. But if this is progress, what does failure look like?
And why the White House needs to split up the “deep state” of the NSA and Cyber Command.
Why the killing of the Pakistani Taliban's No. 1 might cause a lot more pain for Pakistan than the CIA counted on.
Why mutually assured espionage doesn't work.
Yes, terrorism is a problem. But Pakistan is making remarkable headway in its transition to democracy.
How President Obama could have kept friends as friends and nipped the NSA fallout in the bud.
From Miley Cyrus to Arcade Fire, how the disco beats of Berlin conquered the world.
Seven ways the House of Saud could make things very unpleasant for Washington.
As the U.S. retrograde hits its peak, what will America really leave behind in Afghanistan?
If we can't define what it means to be left alone, don't be surprised when the government comes knocking.
Not all election monitors are the same: some of them are out to devour democracy.
A former agency insider explains how the NSA must change in the aftermath of the Snowden revelations.
Bosnia's current constitution leaves some people unrepresented. It's time to move away from ethnicity and toward citizenship.
From Senegal to St. Louis, the world wastes an astonishing amount of food every year. So why is it so hard to cut down on leftovers, save the environment, and feed the hungry?
And why all the hard-won gains of the surge are in grave danger of being lost today.
The Syrian regime is blocking delivery of vital food, medical, and humanitarian aid. And with winter coming, thousands of lives hang in the balance.
Want to topple an autocrat? Street demonstrations are just one tool among many.
Why the race for dominance in East Asia is about economic strength, not military power.