On the eve of a fundamentally flawed election, Bangladesh teeters on the edge of the precipice.
Six major trends to watch in 2014, as China embarks on monumental economic reform.
Why the Obama administration should ignore recommendations from the panel it established to review NSA surveillance.
The whistleblower refugee has dominated the media -- and displaced Julian Assange.
Why China's radical economic reforms in 2014 could bring new prosperity to hundreds of millions -- if Xi Jinping can ride out the bumps ahead.
For human rights advocates, 2013 brought many grim setbacks. Yet there were still some important signs of progress.
Is John Kerry quietly on the cusp of a Israel-Palestine peace talks breakthrough?
Why Shinzo Abe's visit to a Tokyo shrine could make his lousy relations with Beijing much worse.
At the center of Turkey's corruption scandal is a "gas for gold" scheme that the Obama administration dragged its feet on stopping.
When an enemy can be anywhere, the state looks everywhere. So how can it infringe on privacy nowhere?
Why isn't anyone focusing on the domestic help in the Indian diplomatic scandal?
Sorry, haters, when it comes to foreign aid -- of all sorts -- the United States is far and away the most generous nation on Earth.
Why tomorrow's arsenal can't be created with the tools of the past.
Why a power struggle over Turkey's deep state could bring down the government.
It's not Putin, Yanukovych, or even the EU. It's the Ukrainian people.
After decades of corruption and conflict, the Democratic Republic of Congo edges toward statehood.
Forget sanctions. If there's one thing that should convince Tehran not to go nuclear, it's that Israel might use its own nukes -- first.
Why the American Studies Association's boycott of Israeli academic institutions -- and my small liberal arts college -- is so utterly ridiculous.
How the opening of Mexico's state oil monopoly could spell the end of Keystone XL.
Burma's census disregards the complex ethnic identities of its people. Could this breathe new life into sectarian conflict?
A botched drone strike in Yemen shows how America's anti-al Qaeda strategy has gone off the rails.
Did local democracy help or hinder post-2001 Afghanistan? An MIT study comes up with some surprising insights.
Sorry, but the real number of Arab Israelis isn't an existential threat to the Jewish state.
How a decades-old fake coup attempt is taking its toll on Tunisia.