Who's Afraid of the International Criminal Court?
March 09, 2013
In Kenya, the answer is no one at all.
Could North Korea Nuke Washington?
March 08, 2013
No, they couldn't. A brief, somewhat comforting explainer
Welcome to the weird social-media world of Chinese consulates.
Russia's Past Is Ever Present
February 08, 2013
The "homosexual propaganda" ban is traditionalism at its worst.
Chill Out, John Kerry
February 07, 2013
Advice for the new secretary of state on Israeli-Palestinian relations. For instance: It's not a race.
What They Bring to Battle
February 04, 2013
Late last year, during a particularly bad day of fighting, a band of Syrian rebels took refuge in a basement. Some pictures, via the light from a hole in the wall.
Back to Mubarak
January 25, 2013
Long after the moving images of Egypt’s Facebook-addicted, pro-democratic revolutionaries faded from Tahrir Square, they have remained firmly implanted in the minds of American observers 6,000 miles away.
From Hardliner to Peacemaker: Will Erdogan End Turkey's Thirty Year War With the Kurds?
January 24, 2013
As his time as prime minister heads to a close, he seems to have transformed himself yet again: The hardliner has become a peacemaker.
The Winners and Losers of Israel's Election
January 22, 2013
The biggest loser? The peace process.
Benjamin Netanyahu's Not Worried About an Agenda. He's Worried About His Coalition.
January 16, 2013
The real drama of Israeli politics will occur after the votes are tallied.