The struggle for Damascus looks poised to transform this bloody conflict.
At a new center in Cambridge, a philosopher, an astronomer, and a software pioneer are looking for ways to save humanity from itself.
Five unlikely but extremely destabilizing global crises that Obama must prepare for now.
How American tax dollars are keeping Arkansas rice growers fat on the farm and starving millions of Haitians.
The Syrian president’s speech at the Damascus Opera House shows that he still thinks he can win this war.
Even the Soviet Union eventually acknowledged Stalin's Great Famine. Why does China still hide evidence of its own mass starvation under Mao?
From Turkey to Congo, next year's wars threaten global stability.
A requiem for Syria.
In the impenetrable Dogon highlands of Mali, the storm of war is coming.
From hacktivism to cyberwarfare, the dangers that define the digital age.
Gaza's radiating instability proves once again that Palestine is at the center of the region's problems.
Eight questions about the Israel-Gaza conflict we still don't have a good handle on.
Barack Obama was right to defend Susan Rice from the GOP attacks. She's got the chops to be secretary of state.
The brewing war in Gaza shows why the United States must make a renewed effort to bring Israelis and Palestinians together.
Are the world's major cities ready for the rising waters and freak storms of tomorrow?
Why the tenuous Syrian truce could end up being a step back for peace.
If the United States wants to save Lebanon, it should get off the sidelines and help topple Bashar al-Assad's bloody dictatorship.
While the United States offers "non-lethal aid," the destruction of Syria's largest city continues.
Yes, it's true: Military involvement in Syria has its risks. But the costs of non-intervention are growing by the day.