The technology uncovering humanity's past -- and perhaps its future.
How the beautiful, painful, and problematic birth of Israel mirrors modern America's moral ambiguity.
Why the Ukrainian leader's decision to backtrack on Europe could cost him his political career.
With Nelson Mandela's death, a look back at the South African leader's legendary life -- in his own words.
How the latest mass protests in Ukraine go beyond the revolution of 2004.
60 years ago, London was even more polluted than Beijing is today.
Why Burma's rebels have every reason to be suspicious of government emissaries talking peace.
From protecting pandas to chucking nukes, inside the heated debate over whether Scotland should be independent.
America is resurrecting the same strategy that failed in Iraq -- and ground troops will pay the price.
The end of Nepal's bloody civil war was supposed to bring freedom to the downtrodden. But democracy actually makes some things more complicated.
Pope Francis wants to reform the church. But does that mean giving believers a vote?
The Chinese government thinks it can thwart unrest among ethnic minorities by raising their incomes. But prosperity doesn't buy loyalty.
It’s time for the world’s largest democracy to start promoting human rights.
Yad Vashem is not biased against Tunisian Arabs that saved Jews' lives during the Holocaust.
Yes, terrorism is a problem. But Pakistan is making remarkable headway in its transition to democracy.
How President Obama could have kept friends as friends and nipped the NSA fallout in the bud.
How reformers made the Bangladeshi civil service more responsive to people's needs.
Snapshots of life in a Siberian town that's lost its livelihood.
5 pioneers of social media, from before social media was an annoying buzzword.
What today’s activists can learn from the life and times of the heroic Polish politician who passed away earlier this week.
As they gear up for the 2014 Winter Olympics, young Russians find themselves exercising some little-used facial muscles.
Want to topple an autocrat? Street demonstrations are just one tool among many.
Why won't Israel's Holocaust memorial recognize the righteous Arabs that saved Jews from the Nazis?
Think Israel wouldn't strike Iran's nukes in defiance of America's wishes? Think again.