The good news is that Mexico's biggest drug kingpin has been arrested. The bad news is that it will trigger new violence on both sides of the border and do little to stem the flow of cocaine.
Pakistan's efforts to talk with the Taliban are threatening to undermine the country's recent democratic gains.
Yes, young people are often a force for political change. But what kind, exactly?
Bob Gates wrestled the defense budget back from the Joint Chiefs. Chuck Hagel is handing it back.
How a foot of snow explains everything that's wrong with Washington, D.C. … and the world.
From drone strikes to Syria, the indecisive Obama administration thinks it can conduct foreign policy by floating trial balloons.
Mapping nearly 12 years of violence in 42 seconds shows that the war America started still rages on.
Why it's time to build a new special relationship between Washington and Paris.
We're fighting al Qaeda like a terrorist group. They're fighting us as an army.
A flood of new weapons -- from Iran to Saudi Arabia -- is dangerously changing the military dynamic in the Middle East.
Why the controversy around the Sochi Olympics could turn out to be a good thing for Russia.
What will happen when one million refugees have the right to return -- to the West Bank?
Why Russia's missile mischief shows that the United States needs to think differently about arms control.
What James Madison (and the rest of the Founding Fathers) would have thought of the NSA and Edward Snowden.
Ukraine's government started the crisis. The opposition needs a strategy for ending it.
Why Ukraine's brutal riot police are one of the biggest obstacles on the path to reform.
Peace talks won't solve the crisis in South Sudan. Africa-style justice will.
Why belief in first-strike advantage is as misguided today as it was in 1914.
It's hard to understand the scale and spread of killing in Syria, until you see this map.
Why satellite images -- not smuggled videos -- reveal the real dangers lurking inside Kim Jong Un’s nuclear hermit kingdom.
Why security sector reform in Kenya has been much more successful than you might think. The latest in our series of Lab Reports on Kenya.
In 2013, Venezuela's Bolivarian Revolution survived the death of Hugo Chávez. Now his successor, President Nicolás Maduro, confronts his toughest challenge yet: an economy on the brink. The latest in our series of Lab Reports on Venezuela.
From Sochi to Sudan, 10 conflicts that will threaten global stability in 2014.
Why Kenya's economy is the linchpin of a promising new zone of growth in East Africa. The latest in our series of Lab Reports on Kenya.
We asked 1,200 U.S. government officials and experts what they were most worried about in 2014. Here's what they said.
The White House bet on guerrilla fighters changing their warring ways. Turns out it was a bad bet.