For years, Iran and other American adversaries have complained that Washington plays hardball with visa rules to bar politically controversial delegates. They’re right.
By pledging not to use force outside NATO territory, Obama might as well have given Putin a free pass to annex more territory.
Is the European Central Bank ready to start tackling the continent’s inflation problem?
Russians are celebrating Crimea's return. The West is bent on punishing Moscow. And Ukrainians are feeling more besieged than ever.
Why action -- not activity -- is the only way to put the brakes on Moscow.
Why the glacial pace of climate diplomacy isn't ruining the planet.
While Washington was bashing Russia at the U.N. for violating international law, it was facing similar criticisms of its own legal record.
From Libya to Syria, the inside story of how the Obama administration went from supporting to sidelining international justice.
Jamaican bobsledders have been getting all the attention, but the country's economy has been doing pretty well, too.
There are no winners in the geopolitical tug of war between Russia and the West.
What to pack for the Syrian front lines.
It's become fashionable to argue that foreign aid doesn't make a difference. Here’s why the critics couldn't be more wrong.
For human rights advocates, 2013 brought many grim setbacks. Yet there were still some important signs of progress.
In South Sudan, a failed coup, violent confusion -- or the first spark of civil war?
Yanukovych can pick Russia or the European Union. Either way, the economic reforms are coming.
If the West doesn't shape up, the rest of the world will just go around it.
How one woman's fate is derailing Ukraine's European dream.
Humanitarian workers chronicle Syria's suffering -- but withhold key details on who is at fault.
Pope Francis wants to reform the church. But does that mean giving believers a vote?
Why Obama has to lean in to the nuclear negotiations with Iran.
Why even dangerous demographics and the receding horizon of peace won't dim the lights in Jerusalem.
Lust, sloth, and wrath are even worse when states do them -- right, Machiavelli?
Not all election monitors are the same: some of them are out to devour democracy.