If history is any guide, today’s assassination in Tunisia could set off a dangerous revolutionary dynamic.
Obama's legal rationale for whacking Americans is so broad you could fly a drone through it.
After Republicans' election-year drubbing, the United States has an historic opportunity to fix its broken immigration system. And the arguments against reform simply don't hold up anymore.
A gay rights revolution is sweeping across the Americas. It's time for Washington to catch up.
The French actor's case is the exception that proves the rule: Citizenship still matters.
Viewers and critics have been shocked by Zero Dark Thirty's depiction of enhanced interrogation techniques. But, if anything, the film goes way too easy on the CIA.
Who's behind the assassination of three Kurdish women in the heart of the French capital?
An encouraging number of the world's people voted in 2012. But voting does not a democracy make.
Nearly all the world's diamonds -- legal or not -- pass through this one Indian city.
Bangladeshis want a reckoning with their bloody past. But they can do it without partisanship?
Four reminders about just how entrenched guns are in American society.
How a mayor set out to save a Sicilian city from neglect and Mafia influence.
The most important showdown between China and the United States isn't happening in the Pacific. It's happening at the SEC.
Posse Comitatus meets the 21st century.
Using terms like "civil society" is a distraction from the real problems in authoritarian countries.
The Muslim Brotherhood sees a conspiracy to oust it from power around every corner, and it’s prepared to strike preemptively against its enemies -- both real and imagined.
Six ways China's new leader could be the reformer the Chinese have been waiting for.
The Syrian president's fans are comparing him with the hero of America's Civil War. Here's why they're wrong.
Burma’s ruling party is under stress. Democrats should be careful what they wish for.
A tale of an alleged rape and one woman's futile quest for justice in modern China.
Why corruption is set to become one of the defining political issues of the 21st century.
Longing for the days of Kim Jong Il? Maybe it's time to transfer your affections to the delusional dictator of Equatorial Guinea.