The brutal means that the Sudanese president has used to keep his country together have instead blown it apart in the most chaotic way possible.
From whiskey to nuclear secrets, North Korea plays a remarkably entrepreneurial role in international affairs for a Communist regime.
The case for calling off the Tomahawks and bringing Muammar al-Qaddafi to The Hague.
Europe may not be able to rely on America's free security guarantee forever.
How do you get the new Arab democracies' economies in order? Look to Eastern Europe.
Meet Christine Lagarde, Europe's consensus choice to replace Dominique Strauss-Kahn as chief of the IMF.
The long saga that led to Ratko Mladic's arrest shows that international pressure does work. It just takes time.
There's no way the Europeans should get to pick one of their own as the new IMF chief.
The political suicide of IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn is great news for France's embattled and unpopular president.
It might seem quixotic for the International Criminal Court to indict Libya's unrepentant leader, Muammar al-Qaddafi. But the call for justice can have a pragmatic effect too.
Why is the United Nations entrenching former colonial powers on our continent? Africans can and should take the lead in resolving their own disputes.
The Deep Dive briefing on the World Trade Organization and why it matters.
Forget about the stalled Doha round negotiations -- developing countries can do plenty to fix their trade restrictions without the World Trade Organization's help.
The supposedly free trade deals miss the real barriers to global exchange.
In the early days of Ivory Coast's election crisis, U.S. policymakers tried to offer Laurent Gbagbo a post at Boston University. Could academia really entice the world's most entrenched strongmen to step down?
The Obama administration's legal rationale for bombing Libya suggests that while George W. Bush may be gone, the imperial presidency isn't.
With the arrest of Laurent Gbagbo, the standoff in the Ivory Coast may be finished, but the state of crisis is far from over.
As revolution sweeps the Middle East, how long can international institutions resist the tide of democracy?
As Libya steals the spotlight, another crisis threatens the lives of countless thousands of civilians.
Our complex world calls for a complex -- even messy -- debate. That's a good thing.
The Libyan leader was no saint. But the West was wrong to intervene in African affairs.
Why the best ideas for fighting some diseases may come from poor countries, not rich ones.