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.
In Ukraine, women militants are taking up weapons on both sides of the barricades.
China is becoming a nation of singles, 'DINKs,' and empty-nesters, says a new government report.
One woman is on a quest to sell American football to India. Is anyone buying?
India wrapped up the largest democratic election in the world; Pope Francis ordained 13 new priests; and Pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine concluded a controversial referendum for self-rule.
Chile has made progress toward democracy. Why do its indigenous people still feel left out?
Frustration at 'Catch-22's' are a common part of life here.
Russian civil society organizations are actually doing a remarkable job of fighting back against discriminatory legislation. But a new bill presented to parliament sends an ominous signal.
As Russia marks the USSR's victory over Nazi Germany in 1945, the chill of Crimea casts a shadow over remembrances.
What Shakespeare, Lincoln, and "Lone Survivor" teach us about the danger of refusing to confront futility in war.
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.
Russia celebrates Victory Day; South Africa gears up for national elections; and Narendra Modi works the campaign trail.
The Vatican prepares for the canonization of Popes John XXIII and John Paul II; Pro-Russian activists clash with police in Donetsk; and sumo wrestlers make babies cry in Japan.
What a peek inside America's prisons can tell us about U.S.-Iran relations.
Israel says it wants to lift its Bedouin citizens out of poverty. But it keeps demolishing their villages.
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.
In the English-speaking world, he's the economist du jour. But in his home country? Le shrug.
Communist? Hardly. Here's how to know if you're a titan or a nobody in the People's Republic.
Lawrence Wright's "Camp David" brilliantly depicts the famous 1978 peace summit -- and reveals why there's no hope in the current Israeli-Palestinian talks.