Obama's major summit with the continent's leaders will only succeed if the White House eschews autocrats in favor of a new generation of democratic champions.
For Gaza’s young and ambitious, the ongoing war is just another one of life’s many challenges.
The two warring actors may hate each other, but they can't seem to live without each other either.
The body blows dealt by Nairobi have human rights groups questioning whether the court can -- or should -- prosecute atrocities in South Sudan and other African states.
The United States has the blueprint for a smarter way to make peace. Now it has to use it.
The DRC's most notorious outlaws may finally be ready to end their 20-year war of rape and plunder.
Suicide is becoming a crisis among people affected by Syria's protracted civil war -- and no one is talking about it.
Why John Kerry has no business trying to make peace between Israel and Gaza right now.
New polls from across the region show a deep pessimism on the possibility of a non-violent, two-state solution.
Farmers are killing themselves over debt in Punjab state -- and leaving wives, daughters, and other women behind.
After 40 years of fighting in the desert for their unrecognized country, the people of Western Sahara may be on the cusp of collapsing into extremism - and it could be the thing that saves them.
Ending conflict demands more than knowing why countries go to pieces -- it calls for knowing why they don't.
Will Assad agree to a political solution? Can ISIS be defeated? A sobering report from the latest PeaceGame.
As Juan Manuel Santos rolls to a second term, can he finally put the war with the FARC to bed?
Oscar Iván Zuluaga has vowed to axe talks with the FARC if he wins. But can he really follow through?
The United Nations isn't following its own rules on equality -- and it's time to make it start.
Corporations really could make the world a better place -- if only the U.N. and state governments would treat them as equal partners.
A new U.N. report reveals that peacekeepers sent to the Central African Republic took sides in the conflict.
The U.N. is debating whether it can legally defy Bashar al-Assad and deliver aid across Syria's borders. Meanwhile, millions of people are suffering.
Guatemala’s government continues to deny a genocide, violently repress activists, and undermine the rule of law. Has anything really changed since civil war ended nearly 20 years ago?
On the 25th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square crackdown, China is writing a new legacy of repression.
Syria's presidential election might be a farce -- but that doesn't mean it isn't dangerous.
Rising global violence threatens more than humanity's collective conscience. In 2014, America should seize two critical opportunities to address it.
The waters drowning Bosnia have unearthed thousands of land mines.
The Pentagon's new COIN manual doesn't offer a big, bold vision for fighting wars -- and that's a very good thing.
A warm relationship between the Obama administration and the International Criminal Court is in danger over new inquiries about U.S. detainee abuse.
Three decades ago the world's governments vowed to stamp out torture -- but it's still alive and well.
Can we really blame the president for not putting the full weight of his office behind the collapsing peace talks?
Could the counterinsurgency strategy that failed for the U.S. in Afghanistan work for China in Xinjiang?