Leave the gifts at home, Mr. President. Here are the five things America’s allies in Asia really need.
Why the Obama administration needs to learn to live with Japan's fiery prime minister.
Egypt’s president-in-waiting says he’s widely loved, so why does he sleep in an undisclosed location and fear for his life?
Saudi Arabia is setting new terms in the Gulf’s relationship with its wayward neighbor. But will Doha bridle at the deal?
Critics charge that Venezuela's anti-government protesters almost exclusively represent the middle class. The reality is more complicated -- and revealing.
Could the new Pakistani government’s pursuit of the country’s former dictator be its own undoing?
How Russia's president morphed from realist to ideologue -- and what he'll do next.
Inside the occupied government building in eastern Ukraine where pro-Russian protesters are trying to create a new country.
Can India's likely next prime minister unleash his country's economy without allowing his Hindu nationalist base to run free?
With mainland money flooding into Taiwanese celebrity coffers, activism takes a back seat.
While facing off with Russia, Ukraine’s new government is also struggling to disarm militias in Kiev. If it can’t, will new violence erupt?
Revelers prepare for Holy Week; Myanmar celebrates its New Year water festival; and the search for survivors of the South Korea ferry sinking continues.
When it comes to conflict in world politics, realists are the peaceniks of post-Cold War America.
Algeria's long-ruling president is cruising to victory in the polls. But the outside world shouldn't be fooled: The authorities are losing control.
Why are Algerians so keen to elect (once again) an ailing 77-year-old man they so rarely see?
Corruption plagues many democracies, emerging or otherwise. Here are a few tips for those who want to fight back.
Life was already hard enough for Ukrainians. But now they also have to worry about a Russian army on the march.
The armed Russian protesters in Eastern Ukraine aren’t leaving any time soon -- and that could lead to war.
Income inequality in the U.S. is now as bad as it was in aristocratic Europe. Are the bread riots finally coming?
Afghanistan goes to the polls; pro-Russian demonstrators clash with police in Ukraine; and Indian elections begin.
Why the surprising Philippine Supreme Court ruling on reproductive health rights is a big win for women -- and a blow to the church.
In a fevered election battle, India's top candidates are claiming that they -- and only they -- can get the faltering economy back on track. But the data shows they're missing the point.
Spain's political heavyweights have locked themselves into a secession face-off that could tear apart the country.
A game theory guide to understanding the cynical genius of Russia’s president.
Remembering photographer Anja Niedringhaus; Protesters clash with police in Athens; and Balinese young people celebrate the Kissing Festival.
Don't be too quick to condemn Afghanistan's unpredictable president to history's dustbin.
The coming election in Iraq could decide the fate of the country's struggling democracy. The United States needs to take a stand.