Can Kenya's invasion of Kismayo put an end to al-Shabab for good?
Egypt's long-suffering opposition is fighting back against the Islamist government. But can they get their act together in time?
Nicolás Maduro has risen to No. 2 in Venezuela by trying to stay invisible. If Hugo Chávez dies, will this former bus driver take the country off the cliff?
How Japan's murky underworld became the patron and power broker of the ruling party that intended to clean up politics.
Yemenis hope that a planned National Dialogue will save the revolution. But what abut the guys with the guns?
As the net flow of immigrants from Mexico nears zero, violent and impoverished Central American countries have emerged as the fastest-rising source of illegal immigrants to the U.S.
In the impenetrable Dogon highlands of Mali, the storm of war is coming.
The Muslim Brotherhood sees a conspiracy to oust it from power around every corner, and it’s prepared to strike preemptively against its enemies -- both real and imagined.
How Benjamin Netanyahu lost friends and Mahmoud Abbas influenced people.
With Hugo Chávez in Cuba for yet more medical treatment, will Venezuela fall apart without him?
How did 1,000 skinny militiamen in rubber boots conquer a city of 1 million people in a matter of hours?
Will the civil war in Syria incite a Sunni-Shiite holy war in Lebanon?
The bloody conflict you didn't read about this week is in Congo, and it threatens to redraw the map of Africa.
Emboldened by the Arab Spring's Sunni wave, Hamas has overplayed its hand in Gaza. But can its newly empowered neighbors tamp the fire?
The People's Republic is no longer content with economic hegemony -- it's making a play for the hearts and minds of Southeast Asia.
Israelis are once again going to war, even as they admit no sweeping victories are on the horizon.
Meet He Di, the insider trying to save the Chinese Communist Party from itself.
Why the Cuban government's new law relaxing travel restrictions isn't what it's reported to be.
As it turns out, not much.
A tale of an alleged rape and one woman's futile quest for justice in modern China.
The Communist Party knows what it needs to do. What's missing is the will.
Meet Brazil's James Carville -- and the other political consultants who are shaking up Latin America's electoral landscape.