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.
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.