John Brennan took over the CIA after years working for Barack Obama. Now he's on the hot seat as lawmakers demand to know whether the CIA spied on Congress.
Vladimir Putin didn't invade Ukraine because he could. He did it because he had to.
Britain has been irrelevant in Ukraine's crisis. If it leaves the EU, it will only become more insignificant.
The nationalist militias of Kiev are ready for a fight with Russia.
I invaded Ukraine, and it ended in stalemate. Maybe someone should tell Putin.
The oil-rich emirate once was heralded as the Arab world's rising power. Now, its neighbors are pressuring it to take a back seat role.
With two-thirds of Iraq’s provinces in open conflict with the capital, Nouri al-Maliki is resorting to Saddam Hussein’s playbook to keep the country together.
How to "make oppression backfire" by peacefully leveraging the brutality of the oppressors.
New poll shows that if the two-state solution collapses, U.S. public favors democracy over Jewishness.
Vladimir Putin is justifying his grab for Crimea with the need to protect the "Russian-speaking population" in Ukraine. But why stop there?
Yulia Tymoshenko is out of prison, but the heroine of the Orange Revolution may not be the leader Ukraine wants.
A new survey shows widespread support for a controversial Indian candidate.
Mexico’s president promised a new approach to the drug wars. So why is he still going after big fish?
How clumsy foreign advocates unwittingly helped Uganda's anti-gay bill become law.
The kingdom is using an army of flacks to keep the illusion of peace and stability.
When powerful democracies intervene in a troubled society, what is it that they want: democracy or liberalism?
Can Leopoldo López unite Venezuela's fractious opposition and exorcise the ghost of Hugo Chávez?
Egypt's entire cabinet just resigned. Will it make any difference?
Italy's new 39-year-old prime minister is in a race against time to save his country. Will Rome destroy him first?
Pro-democracy protesters in Kiev are triumphant. In Moscow they're still taking it on the chin.
How tensions between South Korea and Japan are playing out in small towns across America.
The current political standoff in Thailand is a symptom of deeper problems that can't be solved by watering down democratic process.
Why taking the wrong stand on the Olympics can get you accused of being a traitor to the nation.