Why the memory of a mass hostage-taking -- and the botched rescue attempt that followed -- continues to haunt Russia.
From Birmingham to Ferguson, a brief history of how racial tensions at home have undermined America abroad.
Moscow dreamed of transforming southeastern Ukraine into a client state. But the Kremlin's plans are fraying as Kiev pushes back.
A small South American country has been making big strides in human rights. But it's still got some work to do.
How Rwanda's Pentecostals are keeping the demons of the past at bay.
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.
How Ukrainian forces took back a town controlled by pro-Russian separatists -- and scored a major victory for their country's morale.
Belgium and Uruguay are ready to reap the dividends of diversity.
Why Hillary Clinton's greatest foreign policy "success" isn't the win her new book claims.
In Ukraine, women militants are taking up weapons on both sides of the barricades.
Chile has made progress toward democracy. Why do its indigenous people still feel left out?
The leader of Burma's military is leveraging peace talks to position himself for next year's epochal presidential election.
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.
Burma's Rohingya minority could fall victim to full-scale genocide if the international community doesn't intervene.
As Russia marks the USSR's victory over Nazi Germany in 1945, the chill of Crimea casts a shadow over remembrances.
Happy talk isn't going to help Ukraine and Moldova deter Vladimir Putin.
A four-step guide to navigating the pressures and prerogatives of the powers-that-be.
Life was already hard enough for Ukrainians. But now they also have to worry about a Russian army on the march.
How Burmese rebels are waging war on the opium industry.
The coming election in Iraq could decide the fate of the country's struggling democracy. The United States needs to take a stand.
Radical nationalists want to continue the revolution that toppled Yanukovych. But they're probably just making matters worse.
Societies attempting to make the transition to democracy should start by establishing a consensus on basic values.
Nowadays, it seems, everyone's a fascist. Here's a handy guide to identifying the real thing.
Vladimir Putin is justifying his grab for Crimea with the need to protect the "Russian-speaking population" in Ukraine. But why stop there?
Why a Russian intervention in southern Ukraine could rebound against Moscow.
Pro-democracy protesters in Kiev are triumphant. In Moscow they're still taking it on the chin.