The forgotten history of the Battle of Khaibar offers some alluring hints.
Nearly a century after its spectacular demise, why Europe's most embarrassing anachronism is making a comeback.
In Ukraine, women militants are taking up weapons on both sides of the barricades.
The waters drowning Bosnia have unearthed thousands of land mines.
History has shown that the Catholic Church can be a great force for good. But it can only live up to that promise by properly addressing the clerical sex abuse scandal.
Four graphs show how China stacks up against the powers of yesterday.
The OSCE was designed to ensure peace in Europe. Now the conflict in Ukraine is confronting it with perhaps the greatest crisis in its history.
As Russia marks the USSR's victory over Nazi Germany in 1945, the chill of Crimea casts a shadow over remembrances.
Seventeen years after he fled the country, Mobutu Sese Seko is still being held responsible for the shortcomings of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Here's why that view is overly simplistic.
The history of Jewish-Ukrainian relations hasn't been a happy one. But these days, the two sides are joining forces against Vladimir Putin.
A power struggle has broken out among pro-Russian leaders in Ukraine: They're fighting for control of a country that doesn't exist yet.
The complicated history of the world's most famous war photograph.
Fame, acclaim, and a notorious friendship with Fidel Castro: The life of writer Gabriel Garcia Márquez was as fantastical and politically charged as his reality-bending novels.
A diplomatic spat over Iran’s ambassador to the United States has Washington and Tehran at odds again.
From Napoleon to Bush, there's good precedent on why it's a bad idea for Russia to invade eastern Ukraine.
Life was already hard enough for Ukrainians. But now they also have to worry about a Russian army on the march.
A conversation with legendary video game developer Sid Meier about the worlds he’s made, the people who have played in them, and how his Civilization resembles reality.
The legacy of genocide and why humanitarian intervention still needs a president that's compelled to act.
And other lessons Germany can teach Japan, China, and South Korea.
Since 1976, Africa has reported over 2,000 cases of Ebola. Lessons were learned -- it's now up to Guinea to remember them.
Putin's rationale for invading Crimea sounds a lot like Reagan's for invading Grenada.
Hey, world, we Malaysians know you want straight answers about MH370. But you’re asking the wrong government.
History will prove the defeated Generalissimo had a greater impact on modern China than its most famous father.
Meet Moscow's favorite bogeyman -- the accused Nazi collaborator who led the fight for Ukrainian independence.
Dark echoes of world war lurk in Asia's dangerous, contested waters.
A brief history of leaving China, becoming the other, and turning Japanese.
How politicians and pundits misread “city on a hill” and butcher the real meaning of American exceptionalism.