Can the world maintain its modest progress in 2010 toward greater peace and cooperation?
The African Union itself laid the groundwork for the continent's latest political crisis
Can Christmas be both everywhere and sacred?
European debt, WikiLeaks, soccer in South Africa, Chinese currency - a look at what happened around the world in the last 12 months
How did Al Akhbar get 183 cables from the Middle East and North Africa?
Prime Minister Maliki replaced able officers with political loyalists
What a U.S. diplomat had to say about "Persian culture and psychology"
U.S. spying on the UN, Arabs against Iran, and more
State Department documents show that, for 32 tense days last year, Muammar al-Qaddafi's government tried to use its stockpile of weapons-grade material to blackmail the United States
It happens every year, whether reporters want to write about it or not
The U.S. spent months negotiating with a man posing as the group's second-in-command
They were better than the French, at least
If the Russian president gets nothing for his sacrifices, other world leaders may think twice about cutting deals with us
The group may be ideologically incompatible with a meaningful state alliance
Can the U.S. reproduce Saudi Arabia's hard-won counterterrorism successes?
Bad for gay servicemembers, good for the rule of law