Singapore is testing whether mass surveillance and big data can not only protect national security, but actually engineer a more harmonious society.
If you want to rule for 1,000 years, don't touch my daughters or my cigarettes.
Four years after a devastating earthquake, Haiti remains a mess. It's time to bring Haitians from all walks of life into a national conversation about the country's future.
The aftermath of the MH17 shoot-down; violence in Gaza continues; and Hindus celebrate in India.
How Rwanda's Pentecostals are keeping the demons of the past at bay.
India prides itself on its respect for democratic values. So why are civil society groups under attack?
MH17 shot down in Ukraine; Israel launches a ground invasion of Gaza; and the island of Tenerife, Spain celebrates the patron saint of fishermen.
A mass burial in Srebrenica; bombings rock Syria; and the bulls run in Pamplona.
A ChinaFile conversation on the promises and perils of partnering with Beijing on education.
Seventy years after the Holocaust ravaged Hungary, Budapest's right-wing government is whitewashing the country's wartime sins by building a garish monument to a past that never existed.
Argentina has made it to the semifinals of the World Cup without its usual tricks.
Snap out of it, America. You're good enough, smart enough -- who cares if people don't like you?
The 2014 FIFA World Cup causes celebration and protests; Iraqi refugee camps swell with families after the fall of Mosul; and people all over the world enjoy the summer heat.
Lessons from a lifetime of political activism.
Why is North Korea so pissed off about the upcoming Seth Rogen and James Franco comedy caper?
Netizens are using a Korean film about late president Roh Moo-hyun as a subtle form of protest.
These guys were wrong about every aspect of Iraq. Why do we still have to listen to them?
The jihadist takeover of northern Iraq is a disaster for Iraqis. But the destruction of an ancient Christian culture is a disaster for the world.
Citizens may be losing faith in what looked like the last bastion of equal opportunity.
Six D-Day wargames that let you invade Normandy all over again.
History enthusiasts commemorate the Great War; Thai anti-coup protesters adopt a familiar hand signal; and Hong Kong remembers the Tiananmen crackdown.
Iran’s ayatollahs are going nuts over a harmless video. But they’re not the first autocrats to obsess about the impact of popular culture.
Autocrats have increasing reason to fear the power of people in the streets. Here's why the leaders of democracies should take note.
Ukrainians riot ahead of the presidential election; Ultra-Orthodox Israeli soldiers train near the Syrian border; and Thailand's army chief declares a coup.