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.
Could the world's go-to strategy of warehousing the displaced finally be changing?
From Senegal to St. Louis, the world wastes an astonishing amount of food every year. So why is it so hard to cut down on leftovers, save the environment, and feed the hungry?
Swashbuckling journalist Robert Young Pelton is crowdfunding a mission to hunt down Joseph Kony. Is it genius or folly?
The Syrian regime is blocking delivery of vital food, medical, and humanitarian aid. And with winter coming, thousands of lives hang in the balance.
Why the U.S. and Saudi Arabia are increasingly at odds.
The ICC’s docket points to a serious problem -- but not the one that African leaders are complaining about.
India is flooding the world with tainted drugs -- and getting away with it.
Forget the nerve gas. It's Assad's bioweapons program that should keep you up at night.
International election monitors are devaluing their verdicts for political reasons. It's time to stop.
Obama's diplomatic solution might not stop Assad's war, but it's far better than what airstrikes would have accomplished.
The U.N. Security Council resolution Washington and Moscow are about to agree on all but ensures more Syrians will die.
Some thoughts on the health and wealth of nations, and what needs to be done to help those left behind.
As we mark the anniversary of the death of Chris Stevens, there are some in Washington who'd like to turn the drones loose on Benghazi. Here's why that would be a bad idea.
Why it's best to use every tool in the toolbox when it comes to democracy assistance.
Why Obama's walking a thin tightrope getting the public on board for a Syrian intervention.
Why a small town in Libya refuses to give up custody of the revolution’s most high-profile prisoner.
The E.U. finally decided to designate Hezbollah a terrorist organization. Why won't the U.N.?
Why Transparency International’s flagship corruption index falls short.