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Will Israel’s prime minister turn out to be a great man, or just a great maneuverer?
What would happen if you took Mitt Romney's foreign-policy promises extremely literally?
Here's what you won't find in the Defense Department’s latest report on China's military rise.
The president has protected his right flank for now, but history won’t be so kind.
A leaked Army document on mass detentions has extremists boiling over on both the right and the left.
How a West Texas oil town became an unlikely champion of human rights.
It’s true: Burma faces an uphill climb in its transition to democracy. But the odds may be better than you think.
The Obama administration has doubled down on the use of drones to go after bad guys. How long until the blowback comes?
Managing the transition to a democratic Cuba: A user’s guide.
Enormously popular, extremist Saudi clerics are promoting hatred, violence, and intolerance on Facebook and Twitter. Can they be stopped?
Has the Russian protest movement fatally weakened Vladimir Putin? Don’t bet on it.
President Obama is on the right track with Monday's executive order, but the United States needs to get tougher on the global digital arms race.
You should see what even first graders have to read in Saudi Arabia.
Al Qaeda itself may be diminished after the death of Osama bin Laden, but its affiliates are still sowing instability around the world.
Turkey can be a democratic model for the Middle East, its president says.
The Georgian ambassador pushes back against Thomas de Waal's portrayal of his country.
Let’s get real, script kiddies: It's time to stop defacing websites and start going after the good stuff.
The former president's Freedom Agenda correctly identified the Middle East's dictatorships as the incubators of extremism.
Getting rid of a dictator is a great achievement. But it's only the beginning of a successful transition to democracy.
The war on terror may be over, but it's left behind a terrible human rights legacy -- and Barack Obama has done very little about it.
On the eve of the country's historic elections, 16 experts give us their prescriptions for the future.
Experts debate whether the role of sanctions was successful in opening up Burma. But with the up-coming by-elections and the release of political prisoners, the greater challenge may be how to lift them.
An exclusive excerpt from the new biography on Burma's democratic opposition leader, Aung San Suu Kyi.
How Kony 2012 succeeded beyond our wildest expectations.
How one of Europe’s most celebrated anti-communists become the bad boy of the continent.