The British Commonwealth is stirring up unaccustomed controversy -- and that's a good thing.
How South Africa's post-apartheid government tried to do away with the territorial legacy of racial segregation.
The United Nations wants us to make life better for girls. It's a worthy aim. But what does that mean in practice?
...along with Muhammad Ali, Martin Luther King, and a Washington Post humorist.
Four reasons why presidents have pushed for nuclear cuts for decades -- and why there's no reason to stop now.
America will never solve its gun problem until it gets over its fetish for the Founding Fathers.
The morally conflicted world views of the two sons of Illinois.
From Cairo to Wall Street to the West Bank, plotting a world of upheaval.
What we can learn from one of the most brilliant deceptions of World War II.
Yes, we now have confirmation that the CIA was behind Iran's 1953 coup. But the agency hardly stopped there.
The agency finally owns up to its role in the 1953 operation.
The days of euphoria are long gone. Can Libyans reboot the revolution?
How the United States and the Soviet Union tried to conceal the problem of radioactive leaks from underground nuclear tests.
It's time for Congress to use its freedom of speech power to force the intelligence debate out into the open.
Everything you need to know about war is in children's books.
Nearly 60 years ago, Egypt's generals tried to crush the Muslim Brotherhood. It didn’t go well.
What the undead can teach us about the fall of Rome -- and cyberwar.
Mandela helped South Africans find their way to political freedom. But they still haven’t managed to overcome the economic legacy of the old regime.
What John McCain, Richard Cohen, and Jeffrey Goldberg have in common.