With the Islamic State pulling ever closer to Baghdad, the Obama administration believes rebuilding the shattered Iraqi military could require up to 1,000 foreign trainers from the United States and its top European allies.
Health workers aren’t the only ones fighting Ebola -- so are radio journalists, hip-hop singers, and imams.
Many of the weapons the militant group fights with in Iraq and Syria came from the United States.
The tiny, gas-rich emirate has pumped tens of millions of dollars through obscure funding networks to hard-line Syrian rebels and extremist Salafists, building a foreign policy that punches above its weight. After years of acquiescing -- even taking advantage of its ally's meddling -- Washington may finally be punching back.
The government may not be kicking international aid workers out of South Sudan after all, but rising tensions between the two are getting worse -- and hurting the people who desperately need their help.
The Ukrainian leader addresses Congress and Obama, asking hat in hand for help for his beleaguered nation.
To defeat the next outbreak, the WHO requires a rapid-response health corps that it can deploy to stop the disease in its tracks.
Africa's Ebola outbreak isn't just a health care problem. It's also about a crisis of governance.
Burma's democratic transition is running off the rails. Obama and Kerry can help to bring it back on track.
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.
Why the international community could be on the cusp of a humanitarian breakthrough in the Syrian conflict.
How Alcoholics Anonymous can fix Obama's counterterrorism strategy.
The U.N. is debating whether it can legally defy Bashar al-Assad and deliver aid across Syria's borders. Meanwhile, millions of people are suffering.
Rules designed to thwart criminals also disrupt immigrants sending money home.
A former aid worker remembers the silence, pain, and foreboding of Rwanda -- just after the 1994 genocide.
Tunisia has made it farther down the road to democracy than any other Arab Spring country. That means that it deserves hands-on support from the West -- sooner rather than later.
How the United States can pull Sudan and South Sudan back from the brink of disaster.
Ukraine's new leaders took down a president. Can they rebuild their country?
Jeffrey Sachs has gone down the rabbit hole on the aid debate. He doesn't even remember what it was all about.
It's become fashionable to argue that foreign aid doesn't make a difference. Here’s why the critics couldn't be more wrong.
The latest threat to international peacekeeping is political warfare in Washington.
How one of the world’s major shipping companies is hindering the fight against world hunger.
Sorry, haters, when it comes to foreign aid -- of all sorts -- the United States is far and away the most generous nation on Earth.
Are billions of dollars from Russia and the Gulf really worse than Western assistance?
For Syria's armed opposition, business has become the key to survival. Unfortunately, that doesn't always mean fighting Assad.
Embroiled in a nasty legal fight over the South China Sea, Beijing is putting Manila on notice -- even in the midst of tragedy.