Former army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi is sure to win the upcoming presidential elections. But a new poll shows that he will be taking the helm of a profoundly divided nation.
Why Narendra Modi's new foreign policy won't make Washington happy.
It’s not just President Hollande who's under threat from France’s right-wing party. It’s Europe.
Meet the man crazy enough to run for president against the new strongman in Cairo.
It's been a year since Obama’s big speech about reforming the U.S. targeted killing program. Here are 10 things about the forever war that have hardly budged at all.
As the hard-liners wage a media war against the reform government of Hassan Rouhani and his nascent nuclear deal, the West has to step up and show it means business.
How Washington should engage with India’s new prime minister.
The Pentagon's new COIN manual doesn't offer a big, bold vision for fighting wars -- and that's a very good thing.
When Putin arrives in Shanghai to try and ink a new multibillion-dollar energy deal, it'll be the Chinese -- not the Russians -- who will be laughing all the way to the bank.
A dangerous new crop of dictators is learning that they really can get away with murder. But it's as much Obama's fault as it is Putin's.
Chile has made progress toward democracy. Why do its indigenous people still feel left out?
Pyongyang's military is in decline? Think again. New satellite images show that nukes aren't the only thing on North Korea's mind these days.
Why the Russian president is turning to his fellow martial artists to staff an efficient and loyal security force.
The White House report on information overload is underwhelming. But it's a start.
The OSCE was designed to ensure peace in Europe. Now the conflict in Ukraine is confronting it with perhaps the greatest crisis in its history.
The leader of Burma's military is leveraging peace talks to position himself for next year's epochal presidential election.
Reaching out to Tehran, not smashing its economy, is what made the nuke deal possible -- and it could have happened much earlier.
How the renowned director's latest film distorts history and whitewashes an authoritarian thug.
Three decades ago the world's governments vowed to stamp out torture -- but it's still alive and well.
If democracy and political Islam can't coexist and thrive in Ankara, is there no hope for the rest of the Middle East?
Burma's Rohingya minority could fall victim to full-scale genocide if the international community doesn't intervene.
Russian civil society organizations are actually doing a remarkable job of fighting back against discriminatory legislation. But a new bill presented to parliament sends an ominous signal.
Seventeen years after he fled the country, Mobutu Sese Seko is still being held responsible for the shortcomings of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Here's why that view is overly simplistic.
With the country descending into chaos, President Goodluck Jonathan is running out of excuses and places to hide.
Why Finland and Sweden need to stop pretending they are neutral and join NATO already.
The history of Jewish-Ukrainian relations hasn't been a happy one. But these days, the two sides are joining forces against Vladimir Putin.
Could the counterinsurgency strategy that failed for the U.S. in Afghanistan work for China in Xinjiang?