The Dark Spot of Nelson Mandela's Legacy
December 09, 2013

Is he responsible for South Africa's leadership crisis? 

All the Terrible Things Republicans Used to Say About Nelson Mandela
December 06, 2013

Reaganites called him a terrorist and a phony.

What Does a Chinese Political Gaffe Look Like?
December 05, 2013

Not the same as Joe Biden's

The World Has Barely Noticed This Huge Political Development in Gaza
November 28, 2013

Hamas may be turning away from violence. 

You Should Give Thanks It's Not One of These Ten Depressing World Holidays
November 26, 2013

From "Black Day" in South Korea to South Carolina's "Secession Day."

No Way Out
November 25, 2013

On Friday, 50 Syrian and Palestinian refugees detained in the Montaza II police station in Alexandria, Egypt began a hunger strike.

What the Supermarket Collapse in Latvia Tells Us About a Country at a Crossroads
November 25, 2013

The Baltic nation must grapple with a national tragedy in addition to the economic and political complications of its entry into the Euro zone in January.

Iran's Nuclear Program Is Still Growing, and America's Fist Is Shrinking
November 25, 2013

The blockbuster nuclear deal reached early Sunday morning in Geneva between Iran and the U.S.-led coalition is both less and more consequential than early reports suggest.

The Murder Capital of the World Won't Debate Gun Control
November 19, 2013

It's election season in the murder capital of the world. And presidential candidates won't even discuss guns.