From Sudan to Bosnia, what history can teach us about how to manage negotiations between the Syrian regime and opposition.
Why cooperation and coordination are the political keys to ending the Syrian crisis.
Envisioning a best-possible peace for Syria -- and what it will take to reach it.
In which your humble correspondent breaks bread with the Uighur democracy movement in Arlington, Virginia.
How much can a superfast algorithm tell us about Iran? Quite a lot, actually.
Months before he fell ill, on my last visit with Yasser Arafat, I knew he was not long for this world. But nine years later, the conspiracies live on.
Lust, sloth, and wrath are even worse when states do them -- right, Machiavelli?
Swashbuckling journalist Robert Young Pelton is crowdfunding a mission to hunt down Joseph Kony. Is it genius or folly?
Or why the Pentagon needs to think big and look to the past in order to prepare for the chaotic technowars of the future.
Runaway real estate prices. Skyrocketing healthcare expenses. Brazen land seizures. And China's state TV does an exposé on the cost of a cup of coffee?
What can we learn from the ultimate sci-fi geek chart of warships?
A dozen bold suggestions for the Obama administration to recover its mojo -- fast.
From Nairobi to Timbuktu, the new terrorist battleground is in Africa.