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.
Why has the Obama administration given up on speaking truth to the military rulers in Cairo?
Could the world's go-to strategy of warehousing the displaced finally be changing?
Swashbuckling journalist Robert Young Pelton is crowdfunding a mission to hunt down Joseph Kony. Is it genius or folly?
The Syrian regime is blocking delivery of vital food, medical, and humanitarian aid. And with winter coming, thousands of lives hang in the balance.
Is the Egyptian military's scorched-earth campaign in Sinai just creating a new generation of terrorists?
While Washington focuses on Syria and Iran, Egypt looks headed for a dangerous and destabilizing insurgency.
Don't let al-Shabab fool you: Somalia is making progress. But the West needs to change its approach.
The French military intervention and a successful election have given Mali a chance to reboot its democracy. But it's going to be an uphill climb.
Some thoughts on the health and wealth of nations, and what needs to be done to help those left behind.
Why it's best to use every tool in the toolbox when it comes to democracy assistance.
As Syria shows, the Responsibility to Protect hasn't delivered. Time to try something new?
Why are the United States and Japan still giving tens of millions of dollars in aid to China?
Why the U.S. government's plan to coordinate and invest in African energy could light up the continent.
Maybe the real failed states are the ones that have the means to help other nations -- but choose to retreat inward.
Afghan lessons for arming the Syrian rebels from the CIA's mujahideen point man.
So whatever happened to the most ambitious peacekeeping operation in history?
Daniel Fried was the perfect man for the hardest job in Washington, but even he couldn’t close Guantanamo.
There may be valid reasons to question the wisdom of reforming U.S. food aid. But saving the Merchant Marine isn't one of them.
Life is hard for the millions of Syrians fleeing war. But it's a bit easier at the gleaming Emirati-funded refugee camp in Jordan.
Development aid is inherently political - and that's not a bad thing.
Why aid organizations should focus on making rich people happy, not making poor people less hungry.
Beijing and Moscow are trying their hands at attraction, and failing -- miserably.