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?
A scary virus is sweeping Saudi Arabia. Six million religious pilgrims are about to descend on the country from across the world. The result could be disastrous.
Maybe the real failed states are the ones that have the means to help other nations -- but choose to retreat inward.
Why Syria could turn out to be Iran's Vietnam -- not America's.
China's latest border squabble with India might seem trivial, but the consequences could set Asia on edge.
At the stroke of a pen, President Obama could reassure a key ally and put Pyongyang back in its box. Here’s how.
Exclusive photos of the bizarre and barren border between North Korea and its longtime ally.
Israel can be Jewish, democratic, or a state in control of the Palestinian territories. Choose two.
The future of the Internet may lie in the past. And that's not a good thing.
Japan is Washington's most important Asian ally. But in some ways it's also the trickiest.
The world is grown so bad that wrens make prey where eagles dare not perch. Can Shakespeare’s fallen tyrant help us set it to rights?
After Republicans' election-year drubbing, the United States has an historic opportunity to fix its broken immigration system. And the arguments against reform simply don't hold up anymore.
As Myanmar’s messy democracy turns to the West, Beijing debates stirring up ethnic tensions to rile the government and maintain its leverage.
As winter clutches northern Syria, thousands displaced by the civil war take cold comfort in a temporary tent city.
For one journalist embarking on a seven-year journey to retrace the footsteps of early humans, the biggest obstacles are man-made.
Ma'aleh Adumim symbolizes why Middle East peace may no longer be possible.
Yemenis hope that a planned National Dialogue will save the revolution. But what abut the guys with the guns?
Congo is an object lesson in how not to resolve conflicts. It's time we changed that.
In their quest to unify the country after the Arab Spring, Yemen's new leaders are confronting a major obstacle: calls for secession.
As the net flow of immigrants from Mexico nears zero, violent and impoverished Central American countries have emerged as the fastest-rising source of illegal immigrants to the U.S.
Why corruption is set to become one of the defining political issues of the 21st century.
The dispute over islands in the East China Sea is stirring up nationalist passions in the region. That doesn't bode well for the future of democracy.