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.
There's increasing evidence that Vladimir Putin is dangerously drunk on power -- and reckless.
Nowadays, it seems, everyone's a fascist. Here's a handy guide to identifying the real thing.
After decades of censorship, Burma's filmmakers probe their country's dark past.
Putin's Ukrainian gambit has transformed the geopolitical chessboard in Eastern Europe. Here's how NATO should respond.
Why Russians have good reason to suspect the West's motives in Ukraine.
Why Washington's foreign policymakers desperately need to study up on their history.
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.