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.
The 1983 downing of KAL-007 accelerated the demise of the Soviet Union. Could MH17 be a tipping point for Putin's Russia?
Here's our martial World Cup wrap-up -- where the beautiful game is just war by other means.
The only way to contain Moscow is to understand that there’s still a Cold Warrior in the Kremlin.
A mass burial in Srebrenica; bombings rock Syria; and the bulls run in Pamplona.
Seventy years after the Holocaust ravaged Hungary, Budapest's right-wing government is whitewashing the country's wartime sins by building a garish monument to a past that never existed.
Looking for an alternative to dysfunction in Washington? Maybe it's time to turn to Berlin.
In Burma, an ultranationalist Buddhist militia is training to "defend the fatherland" against Rohingya Muslims.
Why even the Fuhrer was a proponent of pork barrel spending.
Will the declaration of a new caliphate unite the world’s jihadists -- or tear them apart?
While Bosnia welcomed EU dignitaries for the official WWI centennial, protesters donned masks of assassin Gavrilo Princip and Serbs erected a statue in his honor.
The problem with being a post-deterrence U.S. president is that without deterrence, the world we live in quickly becomes dangerous.
After 40 years of fighting in the desert for their unrecognized country, the people of Western Sahara may be on the cusp of collapsing into extremism - and it could be the thing that saves them.
The jihadist takeover of northern Iraq is a disaster for Iraqis. But the destruction of an ancient Christian culture is a disaster for the world.
Western governments are right to insist on the territorial integrity of Ukraine and Georgia. But that shouldn't stop them from building ties to contested regions.
Long live a new era of America's halting involvement in a world not of its own making.
The latest military coup in Thailand won't ensure real stability unless the country's new rulers address the deeper causes of political conflict.
Why the memory of the liberation of Europe is still a battlefield.