Hollywood used to portray Israelis as heroic and brave. Today, it's films about the brutality of the occupation that make it to the silver screen.
Tinseltown’s biggest films tend to be highly critical of American power, but also reinforce the idea that the rest of the world is a place best avoided.
In Putin's Russia, it's the spies that are handing out the awards for the year's best movies.
Forget about the “war on terror.” The next few decades will be dominated by the bitter divide within Islam itself.
How Delacroix's famous painting explains the troubled North African revolution.
Scotland’s decaying capital city shows why this country is not ready for independence.
And four other tips for Barack Obama’s first presidential visit to Israel.
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?
Two years after the Arab Spring awoke demons and democracy in the Middle East, I went to see whether changes had roiled the lands of royals.
The French aren't surprised by the fall of America's cycling hero. They knew he was cheating all along.
Because that's where we're headed.
The bin Laden film has something for everyone -- but not what we need most.
How five governments are using behavioral economics to encourage citizens to do the right thing.
The oft-predicted "clash of civilizations" has not materialized. If anything, values are converging across cultures.
The world's fastest growing language is no language at all.
Surprisingly humane moments in combat -- and why they matter.
The triumph of democracy isn't inevitable. It has to be fought for.
I know counterterrorism and the CIA -- and almost everything in Homeland is ridiculous. But I'm still watching.
Could survivalism really have played a role in Friday's massacre?
Brazil's most celebrated architect leaves behind a decidedly mixed legacy.