Congress and Obama are planning Reagan-era expenditures to modernize U.S. nuclear weapons under sequestration-era budgets. What could possibly go wrong?
Ukrainians hope that Petro Poroshenko can lead them out of the current crisis. But can one man provide the solution to all the country's problems?
History has shown that the Catholic Church can be a great force for good. But it can only live up to that promise by properly addressing the clerical sex abuse scandal.
The German chancellor is caught between her country’s Amerika-Freunde and Putin-Versteher.
As anti-Chinese protests roil Vietnam, a domestic pro-democratic opposition is quietly gathering steam.
India wrapped up the largest democratic election in the world; Pope Francis ordained 13 new priests; and Pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine concluded a controversial referendum for self-rule.
Chile has made progress toward democracy. Why do its indigenous people still feel left out?
Why the Russian president is turning to his fellow martial artists to staff an efficient and loyal security force.
The OSCE was designed to ensure peace in Europe. Now the conflict in Ukraine is confronting it with perhaps the greatest crisis in its history.
The leader of Burma's military is leveraging peace talks to position himself for next year's epochal presidential election.
Jacob Zuma's seemingly invincible ANC is back on top -- but that doesn't mean it will continue to rule “until Jesus comes back.”
How the renowned director's latest film distorts history and whitewashes an authoritarian thug.
Britain's almost comically right-wing Tea Party clone is on the rise -- but if it ends up kingmaker in Westminster, that's no laughing matter.
If democracy and political Islam can't coexist and thrive in Ankara, is there no hope for the rest of the Middle East?
Could anything have prevented the tragedy that is now befalling South Sudan?
As Russia marks the USSR's victory over Nazi Germany in 1945, the chill of Crimea casts a shadow over remembrances.
Russia celebrates Victory Day; South Africa gears up for national elections; and Narendra Modi works the campaign trail.
With the country descending into chaos, President Goodluck Jonathan is running out of excuses and places to hide.
Meet the Swedish foreign minister who isn't afraid to say what he means -- especially if it's about what Washington gets wrong.
Egypt's April 6 movement, which sparked the protests that toppled Mubarak and Morsi, now finds itself in the cross-hairs of the new government.
Is president-in-waiting Abdel Fattah al-Sisi living up to his word?
The best antidote to propaganda isn't counterpropaganda. It's access to accurate information.
From China to Ukraine, the cynical calculus of power politics is alive and well -- too bad Washington doesn't realize it.
The Vatican prepares for the canonization of Popes John XXIII and John Paul II; Pro-Russian activists clash with police in Donetsk; and sumo wrestlers make babies cry in Japan.
As the Indian election continues, voters are concerned about corruption like never before. But will anything really change?