The French military intervention and a successful election have given Mali a chance to reboot its democracy. But it's going to be an uphill climb.
Can a humanitarian firebrand help forge a deal with Syria's dictator?
Why Obama's walking a thin tightrope getting the public on board for a Syrian intervention.
As Syria shows, the Responsibility to Protect hasn't delivered. Time to try something new?
Meet the neurobiologist-turned-weapons inspector who could stop -- or start -- a wider war.
Why a small town in Libya refuses to give up custody of the revolution’s most high-profile prisoner.
David Bax helped save 35 aid workers in a Mogadishu firefight. So why did they turn against him?
The E.U. finally decided to designate Hezbollah a terrorist organization. Why won't the U.N.?
America's next U.N. ambassador was once under fire from Jewish groups. Then she met Shmuley.
A former U.S. negotiator on resolving the impasse over Tehran's nuclear program.
From bullying out reformers to blocking efforts to save millions.
Good luck with that.
We're breaking Isaac Asimov's First Law -- and it could be good for humanity.
In a country where rape has been used as a weapon of war, reformers are making special efforts to turn women into cops.
The United Nations is vowing to end extreme poverty within our lifetimes. Here's why that might actually be realistic.
Why it’s time to include democracy in global development goals.
So whatever happened to the most ambitious peacekeeping operation in history?
Why human rights advocates should stop worrying about the phantom fear of autonomy.
Why aid organizations should focus on making rich people happy, not making poor people less hungry.
As the conflict rages in Syria, it's a bull market for antiquities dealers and thieves.
An exclusive interview with Russia's top diplomat.
The world has made great strides in combating extreme poverty. But it’s time to set a new horizon.
What if the U.N.'s headquarters had been on Lake St. Clair instead of the East River?
South Africa is a mess. So why does it get to sit at the BRICS big boy table?