A few too many years under the Deutsche Demokratische Republik can wreak havoc on a moral compass.
How the slave trade patterns of centuries ago are still shaping African marriages today.
The Nigerian-American novelist discusses the pitfalls of hashtag activism, the destructiveness of U.S. foreign policy, and that time he dreamed about meeting Obama at a Brooklyn house party.
Undocumented? Unauthorized? Illegal? After 250 years, we're still debating what to call America’s visa-less immigrants.
Looking for an alternative to dysfunction in Washington? Maybe it's time to turn to Berlin.
Why even the Fuhrer was a proponent of pork barrel spending.
Former U.S. Ambassador to the Soviet Union Jack Matlock on the flawed “reset” with Russia, Washington’s cliques, and how the Ukraine crisis is a product of NATO expansion.
From ancient Greece to modern Pakistan, the political and cultural emergence of a complex, controversial term.
What you bring with you to work in the morning when you’re looking for the world’s oldest bones.
How a frigid no man's land became one of the most hotly contested territories on Earth.
How hardship makes children grow up faster -- literally.
The former U.S. Treasury secretary on China's economy, bitcoin, and the problem with new ideas.
What a peek inside America's prisons can tell us about U.S.-Iran relations.
Israel says it wants to lift its Bedouin citizens out of poverty. But it keeps demolishing their villages.
How Russia's president morphed from realist to ideologue -- and what he'll do next.
What Afghanistan's international monitors pack for the most pivotal -- and dangerous -- political contest since 2001.
Why are convicted high-seas bandits being sent to the Somali region that profits from their crimes?
How the franchise operations of the world's most infamous terrorist organization became more potent than the mothership.
Election monitors aren't stopping violence -- they're just making sure it happens before they get there.
Religion makes you poorer. It also makes you happier. If you think that's a contradiction, you're wrong.
Why more and more parents in poor countries are paying to send their kids to private school.