The complicated history of the world's most famous war photograph.
Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood became more illiberal after its first brush with power -- sparking an authoritarian reaction that makes a democratic future seem further away than ever.
The unsolved killing of a photographer in Bahrain's forgotten Arab Spring.
In World War II's aftermath, MI5 turned to fight a new threat. It wasn't the Soviets. It was bombers from Jerusalem.
How the president of good and evil bromanced Vladimir Putin. And how a warm friendship turned to ice.
A 1983 terror attack caught the U.S. with its eyes closed. It swore to keep watching and watching and watching.
It's not just the United States. Democracies around the world are facing a crisis of faith.
Why feeding China's 1.3 billion people could leave the rest of the world hungry.
Some thoughts on the health and wealth of nations, and what needs to be done to help those left behind.
The improbable tale of a West Virginia heiress the Pentagon hired to take on Somalia's jihadists.
He may be the most important central banker in the world. But is China's Zhou Xiaochuan really in charge?
How this forgotten corner of the Arabian Peninsula became the most dangerous country in the world.
There's no one-size-fits-all approach to transition economies. But slow and steady often wins the race.
Interviews with diplomats in the line of fire -- an exclusive excerpt from the new book America's Other Army: The U.S. Foreign Service and 21st Century Diplomacy.
The Soviet Union's spies haven't disappeared, they're just wearing new clothes. An exclusive excerpt from Edward Lucas's new book, Deception.
Forget the best and brightest. Why did America send its C team to Afghanistan? An exclusive excerpt from the new book Little America: The War Within the War for Afghanistan.
If the State Department really wants to lead U.S. foreign policy, it needs to stop complaining about the military and act more like it.
An exclusive excerpt from the new biography on Burma's democratic opposition leader, Aung San Suu Kyi.
Anthony Shadid was one of the finest foreign correspondents of his -- or any -- generation. He passed away Feb. 16, 2012, while on assignment in Syria, but left behind a body of work that was often as poetic as it was insightful. Here are some of our favorite moments.
One year ago, Egyptians took to the streets in protests that shocked the world, and changed the course of the entire Middle East.
Contrary to conventional wisdom, China's high savings rate has everything to do with policy and institutions. Culture, not so much.
In his latest book, "Warriors of God," Nicholas Blanford goes searching for one of Hezbollah's secret war bunkers, constructed mere feet from the Israeli border.