A tribute to the home cooks of the Red Empire, who turned mass production, propaganda, and want into a cuisine.
An activist explains why the authorities cracked down on a peaceful protest to commemorate the victims of tsarist-era genocide.
Yes, young people are often a force for political change. But what kind, exactly?
Jamaican bobsledders have been getting all the attention, but the country's economy has been doing pretty well, too.
The forgotten history of when America boldly abandoned ship in the Middle East.
What James Madison (and the rest of the Founding Fathers) would have thought of the NSA and Edward Snowden.
The secret ingredient in Rwanda's efforts to rebuild its nation after the violence of genocide.
How killer robots became more than just scary science fiction.
The former secretary of defense thinks this is the first time politics played a role in foreign policy? Please.
A strange, dangerous, and oddly familiar era -- of declining American power, global rebalancing, and profound inequality -- is upon us.
Why is Havana so cautious about reform? Perhaps because its reformer-in-chief is also a stalwart of the revolution.
In World War II's aftermath, MI5 turned to fight a new threat. It wasn't the Soviets. It was bombers from Jerusalem.
Online whispers paint an eerie parallel between Japanese war criminals and dead Chinese strongman Mao Zedong.
After decades of corruption and conflict, the Democratic Republic of Congo edges toward statehood.
How a decades-old fake coup attempt is taking its toll on Tunisia.
New information reveals why Saddam Hussein never used chemical weapons in the Gulf War.
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.