Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan want to drop the pesky Persian suffix that’s been frustrating Central Asia for generations. Here’s why that’s a bad idea.
In an exclusive interview, a top Iranian official says that Khomeini personally stopped him from building Iran's WMD program.
How one of Southeast Asia's most corrupt countries gave power over funding to its poorest citizens.
The improbable tale of how the Houthis seized control of Yemen's revolution.
China and Britain made a pact that's still undermining governance in the former colony.
To secure his own legacy, Xi Jinping has every reason not to send tanks into the city.
How the United Kingdom lost the loyalty of the island city's people.
Beijing remains unlikely to cave to pro-democracy protesters' demands, but it is now losing hearts and minds.
Minor infractions are sending Cambodian refugees back to a land they hardly recognize -- and once fled in terror.
Epic battles, evil Japanese, and the Sewol ferry sinking: Why this South Korean blockbuster is breaking every box office record.
It's time for a dose of realism when we think about how to build new democracies.
Self-determination doesn't necessarily mean freedom. Can an independent Scotland achieve both?
Why the memory of a mass hostage-taking -- and the botched rescue attempt that followed -- continues to haunt Russia.
Newly declassified documents reveal how the Nixon White House looked the other way while Israel built the Middle East’s first nukes.
A few too many years under the Deutsche Demokratische Republik can wreak havoc on a moral compass.
How the slave trade patterns of centuries ago are still shaping African marriages today.
Big data show that history does indeed repeat itself. What does that mean for foreign policymaking -- and tackling crises from Ukraine to Syria?
From Birmingham to Ferguson, a brief history of how racial tensions at home have undermined America abroad.
A few thoughts on saving the Munchkins, defeating tyranny, and the politics of America's favorite fairytale.
A new tribunal might prosecute some of Kosovo’s top leaders for gruesome crimes allegedly committed in the late 1990s, including organ trafficking and murder. But could it actually deliver justice?
Stopping genocide has never been a core interest of the United States.
Putin isn’t trying to win the Cold War -- he’s refighting the battles of World War I.
Long before Argentina’s latest default, there was Elliott Associates L.P. v. Republic of Panama.
100 years later, we still spend too much time talking about how World War I started. The real lessons are in why it lasted so long.
How the last of Israel's founding fathers went from "Mr. Security" to become his country's most prominent dove.