Western governments are right to insist on the territorial integrity of Ukraine and Georgia. But that shouldn't stop them from building ties to contested regions.
Brand Brazil can win this World Cup even if Team Brazil doesn't.
Even in the Information Age, there are unknown quantities in Brazil.
Corruption, fraud, and match-fixing all go together in Africa’s biggest oil pit.
With bizarre plans for a new league, Julio Grondona is finally showing his age.
If it does, don’t thank FIFA -- thank the protestors.
Teams venturing inland in Brazil may have more to contend with than the opposition
Belgium and Uruguay are ready to reap the dividends of diversity.
Oscar Iván Zuluaga has vowed to axe talks with the FARC if he wins. But can he really follow through?
Iran's president came to office promising liberalization and a better relationship with the West. But can he really have both?
The Iranian regime may have a new, PR-friendly president, but the plight of its people is not getting any better. And the world needs to stand by them.
After years of bloodshed, Colombia's government is teaming up with its former rebel enemies to beat the drug problem.
How the former secretary of state pulls off being softer than soft and harder than hard.
West African countries have the players to win the World Cup, but they can’t develop them -- just like their economies.
Eric Cantor's shocking loss comes at a time when the United States is facing a critical challenge on its southern border.
Why the Taliban can’t prevent the monumental success that marks this weekend’s ballot.
Enough with Obama's "don't do stupid sh*t" policy. Only U.S. airstrikes can save Iraq from collapse.
The known-unknowns have come home to roost in Iraq.
Are there any teams in Brazil that you can support without holding your nose?
By trading in denunciations, lies, and distortions -- instead of a reasonable discussion about how to open Cuba -- the rabid embargo lobby is starting to sound a lot like Castro himself.
Why the ISIS invasion of Iraq is really a war between Shiites and Sunnis for control of the Middle East.
Every country wants a Brazilian on its team, but what if he scores against Brazil?
I once called Clinton the Celine Dion of politics. I’d rather have that now than Obama.
The United Nations isn't following its own rules on equality -- and it's time to make it start.
Edward Snowden might have given international snooping a bad name in America and Europe -- but Aussies love it.
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?