The mass death sentences against 683 Egyptians reveal how Cairo officials are redefining concepts like terrorism and freedom in a cynical bid to solidify their grip on power.
With the country collapsing around him, Nouri al-Maliki's strongman image is a sham. And that's exactly why he's so dangerous.
Why avoiding errors in foreign policy isn't the same as getting hits.
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.
Gujarat's shiny free market reformer has a dark side.
Happy talk isn't going to help Ukraine and Moldova deter Vladimir Putin.
The latest U.N. report says that the darling climate strategy isn't working. But that doesn't mean it's dead. For climate advocates, those are fighting words.
Anwar Ibrahim on Malaysia’s mishandling of MH370, President Obama, and good Jews and bad Jews.
Russia denies that it's meddling in Ukraine. But the pro-Russian forces out there don't always hide their links to Moscow.
And efforts to discourage it aren't working.
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?
Why Thomas Piketty's capital gulf gets a bit complicated when you look at the numbers.
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.