The sentencing of three Al Jazeera journalists to lengthy prison terms on nonexistent evidence shows how paranoid and degraded the Egyptian regime has become.
With all the things the United States has done for Germany, isn’t it time for a little payback?
Globalization has benefited its economy and its soccer, but at what cost?
Bosnia and Herzegovina had the hardest road to this World Cup. Their exit was no easier.
Why can’t American soccer fans get any respect, even in their own country?
Iran may have been behind a deadly bombing in Argentina two decades ago. Now the two countries meet on the pitch.
How Serbia has become indifferent toward the man who lost the war, his honor, and his freedom.
Why Europeans can defend themselves, but won't until Washington makes them.
Why did it take two administrations to learn that Baghdad doesn’t work like Washington?
FIFA's system has made Japan and Korea the sleeper teams in this World Cup -- just like last time.
The White House is mulling whether Tehran can help it defeat the jihadi threat in Iraq. But a U.S.-Iran alliance would be a disaster for Washington and the Middle East.
An independent Scotland would evict the United Kingdom’s nuclear force. So, then, what would Britain do with its 225 weapons?
What Obama was really thinking during his Iraq remarks.
Limited U.S. airstrikes against ISIS would be quick and decisive. They're also a terrible idea.
After a six-month lull, the CIA's drones are dropping bombs on Pakistan again. But the policy is as misguided as ever.
Not long ago, stability and security in Iraq seemed possible. Maliki's corruption shattered any hope of that.
Uruguay is building an army of talented expats -- and not just in soccer.
Brazil’s new jungle stadium is days away from becoming a white elephant.
Militants in Iraq and Syria are trying to re-create a nation that never existed.
As Juan Manuel Santos rolls to a second term, can he finally put the war with the FARC to bed?
Why Tokyo and Beijing are still fighting a war that began in 1894.
Washington may not want to admit it, but Iran is the most stable country in the Middle East right now.
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.