Pyongyang's new leading man, Kim Jong Un, is all about the lulz. But there's nothing funny about life in the world's most repressive state.
Middle East scholar Joshua Stacher explains why democratization in Egypt is only skin deep.
In the wake of its war with the Serbs, Kosovo faced a yawning law enforcement gap. Here's how the international community helped an embyronic country rebuild its police.
The events leading up to the Cuban missile crisis as the Soviet military buildup in Cuba gathered momentum exactly half a century ago.
For Middle East peace, it's the only game in town.
So far, Washington's pivot to Asia has included a lot of work on security and trade. Democracy, not so much.
A new U.N. report has highlighted Rwanda's responsibility for continuing conflict in the Congo. Washington's inaction is an outrage.
How Burma’s pro-democracy movement betrayed its own ideals and rehabilitated the military
Will the ICC's next decade see the court expand the stop-start gains of its first 10 years?
The next American president would be naïve to think that the uprisings sweeping the Middle East will be good for America. It's time to retrench and protect U.S. interests from the Islamist tidal wave.
The Palestinians are having another go at the United Nations. Will this time be as disastrous as the last?
The protest movement against Omar al-Bashir is growing -- fast -- and it needs the world’s support.
Relying only on the state to implement democratic reforms in Burma is a fool’s errand. But there’s a better way.
In the land of no-good-options, is Barack Obama doing enough to push the cause of human rights in the Middle East?
The post-Soviet region has begun a high-stakes arms race, fueled by competition for recently discovered oil fields.
Has Hillary Clinton -- the subject of a major new profile in Foreign Policy -- been a good secretary of state? Seven top foreign-policy watchers assess her legacy.
This week the world is celebrating Aung San Suu Kyi’s achievements as a pro-democracy activist. Now the question is: Can she finish the job?
G-20 leaders are out of ideas and out of touch. No wonder their citizens are so angry.
Hillary Clinton, the blind dissident, and the art of diplomacy in the Twitter era.
An exclusive interview with the secretary of state.
A compromise solution that removes Syria's Bashar al-Assad but replaces him with a crony is now fully off the table. It's time for Washington to back the opposition.
Why the West shouldn't expect Russia's policy on Syria to change anytime soon.
Why are India and Pakistan sacrificing hundreds of soldiers' lives over an uninhabitable icy wasteland?
Cutting Iran's link to the Mediterranean Sea is a strategic prize worth the risk.
Why is the Obama administration using its radio station to attack the Cuban Catholic Church?
An ex-president is convicted, England celebrates, and Angela Merkel feeds a penguin.
Or, in praise of small victories.