Moscow dreamed of transforming southeastern Ukraine into a client state. But the Kremlin's plans are fraying as Kiev pushes back.
Why African leaders have growing doubts about the virtues of free trade.
Georgia's ex-president stands accused of abusing his power. His friends in the West should let the law run its course.
With a cease-fire holding, a battered Hamas now begins its battle with enemies within for control over the future of the Strip.
Why renaming a Washington street after a leading Chinese dissident is an excellent idea.
Burma's democratic transition is running off the rails. Obama and Kerry can help to bring it back on track.
Behind the scenes, the Chinese and Japanese governments are barely communicating. That should worry us all.
Georgians worry that their passion for Europe isn't being reciprocated. And Russia is ready to step in.
Why the new United Nations human rights advocate is the wrong man for the job.
Warsaw's elite thought they were off the record. What happened next threatens Poland's politics and international relations.
Chinese web users debate what their new map might resemble. Cough.
Western governments are right to insist on the territorial integrity of Ukraine and Georgia. But that shouldn't stop them from building ties to contested regions.
Why Hillary Clinton's greatest foreign policy "success" isn't the win her new book claims.
Why the Russian president’s dream of 'near abroad' linked to Moscow might be less than the sum of its parts.
We ask nearly 1,000 scholars about trade, aid, and what really stalled the Middle East peace talks.
Autocrats have increasing reason to fear the power of people in the streets. Here's why the leaders of democracies should take note.
History has shown that the Catholic Church can be a great force for good. But it can only live up to that promise by properly addressing the clerical sex abuse scandal.
Skip the seminars and the student debt: Here's everything you'd actually remember after four years.
The German chancellor is caught between her country’s Amerika-Freunde and Putin-Versteher.
The OSCE was designed to ensure peace in Europe. Now the conflict in Ukraine is confronting it with perhaps the greatest crisis in its history.
Burma's Rohingya minority could fall victim to full-scale genocide if the international community doesn't intervene.
As Russia marks the USSR's victory over Nazi Germany in 1945, the chill of Crimea casts a shadow over remembrances.
How a frigid no man's land became one of the most hotly contested territories on Earth.
Putin isn't dragging the world back to the 19th century. Obama just needs to stop pretending it's 1991.
Chinese companies will create jobs stateside and are required to play by U.S. rules.
Though some deride Russia for backward thinking, Putin's strategy in Ukraine betrays a nuanced understanding of 21st century geopolitics.
Ghana is one of Africa's big economic success stories. But the discovery of oil has confronted it with some tricky problems.
A power struggle has broken out among pro-Russian leaders in Ukraine: They're fighting for control of a country that doesn't exist yet.