The Return of HistoryWe are not locked in a new Cold War, but China and Russia are bringing back Cold War tactics.
“They Are Incompetent”Tunisia’s secular opposition leader Beji Caid Essebsi on why the Islamists must go.
“I Started This Struggle 35 Years Ago”Why Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zeidan may have the world’s toughest job.
Chicken KievVladimir Putin cowed the Ukrainian government with sticks and carrots the EU can’t match.
Why America’s Critics Will Miss the U.S. SuperpowerFor all of its faults, no one comes to the world’s aid like the United States.
Onward Christian SoldiersInside the shadowy network of front companies Christian missionaries use to spread the gospel in North Korea.
“Welcome to the Wonderful, Wacko World of the Former Government”Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott takes a swing at his predecessors.
The High SeasHow a high school-educated drug smuggler built a fleet of submarines—in the middle of the jungle—to ferry cocaine to the United States.
The GOP’s Tantrum Is Bad for America’s CredibilityAspiring democracies look to the U.S. as a role model, but the shutdown makes us look silly.
Russia’s Empire Strikes BackVladimir Putin’s empire-building has little to do with Russia’s interests. It’s all about what’s good for him and his cronies.
Putin, SnubbedThe Russian leader may release Mikhail Khodorkovsky to distract attention from Western leaders’ decision to skip his Olympics.
The Arab Spring’s Last HopeAn interview with Rachid Ghannouchi, the leader of Tunisia’s largest political party.
Don’t Get Upset When Relief Organizations Use Your Donations for OverheadYou’re still helping victims and saving lives.
Please Don’t Send Your Old Shoes to the PhilippinesSurvivors of Typhoon Haiyan need your help. But send money, not your hand-me-downs.
“I Don’t Know If [Obama] Gets It”Saudi Arabia’s Prince Turki on the kingdom’s disappointment in President Obama.
“A Night of Sheer Hell”An eyewitness account of the Benghazi siege that killed U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans.
Nowhere to GoNearly 10 percent of Syrians are now refugees in their own ravaged country or in neighboring countries ill-equipped to help them.
The Iran We KnowIt’s fine to hold nuclear talks with Tehran. But we shouldn’t fool ourselves into thinking that Iran has changed its ways.
Dark Clouds Over the SinaiThe military’s brutal North Sinai campaign is targeting civilians and militants alike.
Neville Chamberlain Was RightThe maligned British prime minister did what we would want any responsible leader to do.
The Empress of EuropeAngela Merkel is dull, frumpy, and uncharismatic—and that may be exactly why Germans have re-elected her chancellor for the third time.
10 Reasons U.S. Influence Has Fallen in the Middle EastAnd the United States appears to be a blundering and dangerous giant.