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.
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.