As long as China's relationship to the developed world is built on competition, it will make little difference whether it maintains control over these valuable resources
Playful, darkly humorous, dancehall reggae captures the fear and anxiety permeating Japan
Today's national referendum on a new constitution could be the first step toward a European-style government, or toward stifling Morocco's pro-democracy movement
Eager to mock the cheesy propaganda they've endured their whole lives, some Chinese hit back with spoofs
Why so many in the West were ready to believe an outlandish story
Whether we like it or not, the Taliban will either have a role in shaping Afghanistan's future, or in destroying it
Scientists who specialize in oceanic debris say yes, but admit we can't know for sure
How a perfect storm of ethnic divisions, natural disaster, and political turmoil made Mauritania a 21st-century slave state
Most of the money from Afghan opium doesn't stay in the country
How the Hague-based court does and doesn't change the Libyan leader's calculus
What happens if NATO succeeds in targeting the Libyan leader?
The Asian power is exerting greater influence over political and economic systems across Africa
What President Obama didn't say about the other South Asian country where we're at war
Can the African country really circumcise four in five males?
How will it change a region long disconnected from the outside world?
Data show that Muslim countries are experiencing a rapid and sustained drop in violent conflict
The country's economic growth, long thought to ensure Communist Party rule, has done little to curb the protests and violence that have erupted across the country in recent weeks
The besieged president gave his first address in two months this morning, another sign that the situation in his country could be turning against him