The 21st century's defining battleground is going to be on water.
Can U.S. private contractors turn the tide in Mexico's violent drug war?
Cutting U.S. military aid to Pakistan might be just what the world's most frustrating alliance needs.
A look back at the missteps and bailouts, in pictures.
It’s the most powerful political force in the world and ignoring it will come at a price.
The new CIA chief will take on the covert war in Pakistan.
South Sudan may be independent, but new countries are becoming increasingly rare.
On 9/11, the West woke up to the threat posed by failed states. But did we actually understand it?
Why is Delhi building a new Berlin Wall to keep out its Bangladeshi neighbors?
The GOP's blatantly partisan love for Bibi obscures a dangerous reality: that unwavering support for Israel actually hurts wider U.S. interests in the Middle East.
Thousands of Palestinians clashed with Israeli troops during protests marking the anniversary of Israel's founding.
How long can the United States and Pakistan keep pretending that they actually have any interests in common?
Why cracking down on Afghanistan's opium business won't help stop the Taliban -- or the United States' own drug problems.
A look at nine places defining life on the margins for the new century, from Chongqing to California.
As the world watches the tsunami in Japan and the uprising in Libya, another part of the world is on the brink of disaster. Is anyone paying attention?
Why does the United States allow more foreign cattle to immigrate than it does people?
Southern Sudan's premiere university, relocated to the north during years of civil war, is finally back. Is it up to the task of training a new country's next leaders?
Al Jazeera's Palestine Papers have been a PR disaster for the Palestinian Authority. But it's Israel's American supporters who really need to read them.
If and when Southern Sudan becomes independent, it may mean two troubled Sudans instead of just one.
How a naval confrontation in the South China Sea created a global investment bubble -- and cost me half my life savings.
Anwar al-Awlaki has emerged as the most persuasive supporter of jihad for Muslims in the West.
January 9 may well have been the happiest and most hopeful day Southern Sudan has seen in half a century. But there is a danger in celebrating too soon.
How a notorious Malaysian wildlife smuggler was brought to justice -- and what it tells us about stopping the world's most profitable black market.