No one else manages to rile Tunisia's post-revolutionary government quite like rapper Klay BBJ.
Meet the social worker turned nuclear negotiator who's trying to keep Iran from getting the bomb.
Meet the man who could be the next president in Damascus. If he's not already dead.
Can a humanitarian firebrand help forge a deal with Syria's dictator?
When the Pentagon tried to save its awful TV channel, it called in Washington's most infamous TV producer-turned-party-thrower.
Why the daughter of Malaysia’s opposition leader embodies the hopes of the democratic reform movement.
Hint: It's not Facebook's COO Sheryl Sandberg. She lives in Berlin and is key to solving the euro crisis.
A farewell to the man who spoke out against Latin America’s leading bullies.
Carne Ross's quixotic crusade to help emerging nations get their seat at the table.
A new Islamist strongman has taken the stage in North Africa. His rising power is giving him a lot of bad ideas.
As Syria's civil war explodes across the region, Walid Jumblatt is ripping into the United States for not doing more. Is he just shifting with the political winds once again?
Japan's most volatile politician is making a splash in the South China Sea -- and the Chinese are beating the drums of war.
Susan Rice calls the plays for Barack Obama at the United Nations. Could she lead his foreign-policy team next? Should she?
Yemen's new president has his work cut out for him. Is he up to the task?
How one of Europe’s most celebrated anti-communists become the bad boy of the continent.
Vladimir Putin is back in the saddle, and the weather is getting chilly again for Russia's protest movement.
Tibetans are setting themselves on fire to protest Chinese rule. So is there anything the leader of the Tibetan government-in-exile can do about it?
Five influential Egyptian protesters look back on a tumultuous year.
Maikel Nabil, the atheist, pro-Israel Egyptian writer who was released from prison today, was right all along.
Ivory Coast’s new president has made many enemies over the years. Can he bring peace?
A personal remembrance of a brilliant photojournalist and a brilliant friend.
Baby Doc's return to Haiti is a potent reminder that his legacy of poverty and corruption lives on.
Ivory Coast's president is making a desperate stand to keep his job -- but will his move just mean more misery for a country that's already seen enough?
A U.N. panel promises to shed new light on the unsolved murder of former Lebanese prime minister Rafiq al-Hariri. But one major suspect won’t be available to comment -- he’s been killed, too.