The people of the Middle East don't want extremists or Syria's president either. But they want Western meddling even less.
The jihadist takeover of northern Iraq is a disaster for Iraqis. But the destruction of an ancient Christian culture is a disaster for the world.
Looks can be deceiving. In China, official bribery -- even exchanging sex for power -- is still too normal.
How Ukrainian forces took back a town controlled by pro-Russian separatists -- and scored a major victory for their country's morale.
With bizarre plans for a new league, Julio Grondona is finally showing his age.
Oscar Iván Zuluaga has vowed to axe talks with the FARC if he wins. But can he really follow through?
Iran's president came to office promising liberalization and a better relationship with the West. But can he really have both?
After years of bloodshed, Colombia's government is teaming up with its former rebel enemies to beat the drug problem.
Cram sessions for top officials are 80 minutes long and can take up to three years to prepare.
Beppe Grillo, the comedian turned populist firebrand, looked set to upend Italy's staid politics, but instead suffered his first crushing electoral defeat. What happened?
There's more to the World Cup than a bunch of soccer games and funky hairstyles.
The Israeli president's departure only highlights the glaring dearth of decent leaders remaining in the region today.
Why Hillary Clinton's greatest foreign policy "success" isn't the win her new book claims.
Aung San Suu Kyi wants to change the Burmese constitution. But will the military really go along?
Why it's Iran's hidden facilities, not the breakout time to making a bomb, we should be worrying about.
Post-revolutionary Tunisia has made great strides toward democracy. Now it needs to deliver on promises of economic growth. The second in our series of Lab Reports on Tunisia.
Anyone who says Russia is losing in Ukraine doesn’t understand how this game is played.
Iran’s ayatollahs are going nuts over a harmless video. But they’re not the first autocrats to obsess about the impact of popular culture.
China’s ham-fisted attempt at international comity at the Shangri-La Dialogue is a worrisome harbinger of regional aggression.
Tunisia's main political forces have agreed on a deal to shore up the political middle and undermine extremists. That could be a crucial milestone on the path to democracy. The first in our series of Lab Reports on Tunisia.
The Spanish monarchy is in big trouble, and not even a young, handsome new king may be able to do anything about it.
Meet the two hapless candidates running in Syria’s stage-managed farce of an election to confirm president-for-life Bashar al-Assad.
Putin says Ukraine's nationalist political party Right Sector is the devil incarnate. But they say they're just misunderstood.
The next VA Secretary will need to press reset on an entrenched bureaucracy with surging demand.