China just passed the United States as the world's leading oil importer. America should be happy to be No. 2.
America's nukes are designed to comfort us, not scare the enemy.
How State Department analysts -- and no one else -- foresaw the 1973 Arab-Israeli war.
How U.S. military recruitment posters have changed over the past 150 years.
How celebrities should handle visits to authoritarian countries in today's world.
The Soviet dictator died six decades ago. But Russians have yet to say farewell.
As America's new secretary of state arrives in Cairo, it's still not clear the United States knows what it's dealing with.
What America's anti-torture advocates can learn from Argentina's darkest days.
Though rumors of gay scandal are swirling around Pope Benedict’s retirement, it’s larger concerns that will test the Vatican as the Conclave begins.
The future of the Internet may lie in the past. And that's not a good thing.
Hollywood used to portray Israelis as heroic and brave. Today, it's films about the brutality of the occupation that make it to the silver screen.
Forget about the “war on terror.” The next few decades will be dominated by the bitter divide within Islam itself.
Let's face it: The Islamic Republic is just too dysfunctional to cut a nuclear deal.
How Delacroix's famous painting explains the troubled North African revolution.
Cold War technology made war unthinkable. Cool War technology makes it irresistible.
Why can't Americans do political intrigue like the Brits?
Can Washington prevent the turbulent Arab Spring countries from going the way of the post-Soviet states?
What the commander of America's first modern war tells us about our first post-modern war.