Seventeen years after he fled the country, Mobutu Sese Seko is still being held responsible for the shortcomings of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Here's why that view is overly simplistic.
The history of Jewish-Ukrainian relations hasn't been a happy one. But these days, the two sides are joining forces against Vladimir Putin.
Though some deride Russia for backward thinking, Putin's strategy in Ukraine betrays a nuanced understanding of 21st century geopolitics.
A deadly SARS-like virus is sweeping the Middle East -- could it go global?
A power struggle has broken out among pro-Russian leaders in Ukraine: They're fighting for control of a country that doesn't exist yet.
Russia denies that it's meddling in Ukraine. But the pro-Russian forces out there don't always hide their links to Moscow.
Could the mega-retailer take over the business of sending money home?
Millions collected on goods coming into Afghanistan isn’t making it to state coffers.
Life was already hard enough for Ukrainians. But now they also have to worry about a Russian army on the march.
A small court in The Hague wrestles with an existential question that could put a stop to China's maritime power grab.
If Putin wants to make a grab for Ukraine's east and south, he'll need to move soon.
Does Crimea have the right to join Russia? The answer isn't as clear as Moscow’s critics or its defenders think.
10 places that would welcome a Putin landgrab, and 10 parts of Russia that want the hell out.
It's time for a frank conversation about some of the unsavory characters in Kiev.
Ex-prisoner Mikhail Khodorkovsky visited Kiev this week. But are Ukrainians ready to trust a prominent Russian -- even if he is Putin's foe?
Why Russians have good reason to suspect the West's motives in Ukraine.
The nationalist militias of Kiev are ready for a fight with Russia.
Vladimir Putin's forces in Crimea are trying to pick a fight. But the Ukrainians hunkered down in their bases have every interest in abstaining.
Why a Russian intervention in southern Ukraine could rebound against Moscow.
The good news is that Mexico's biggest drug kingpin has been arrested. The bad news is that it will trigger new violence on both sides of the border and do little to stem the flow of cocaine.
An activist explains why the authorities cracked down on a peaceful protest to commemorate the victims of tsarist-era genocide.
The U.S. slammed shut a border crossing to Mexico after 9/11, isolating and starving a village on the other side. The passage reopened in 2013, but stark divisions remain.
We asked 1,200 U.S. government officials and experts what they were most worried about in 2014. Here's what they said.
How South Africa's post-apartheid government tried to do away with the territorial legacy of racial segregation.
It's Americans, not Mexicans, who are responsible for the rise of margaritas and moles north of the border.
Why Gibraltar is the most important part of England since the Royal Baby.
Does anyone have the slightest idea how many Jews are in the West Bank?