The European experiment began as an effort to bring France and Germany together. Has it ended up driving them apart?
As Chen Guangcheng's case becomes more complicated and more politicized, the blind activist is wading into superpower politics, and maybe getting in over his head.
Chen Guangcheng, who the U.S. embassy in Beijing this morning, portrays American officials as having manipulated him to encourage his departure.
From what we know, it appears that Chen may not have wanted to be released from the American embassy, but neither he nor the U.S. had any real choice.
Nearly a year after she was arrested for defying the law banning women from driving, Shaima Jastaniah has finally won a reprieve from her sentence.
How the White House deals with Chen Guangcheng, reportedly hiding in an American embassy, could reveal more about its agenda and values abroad than maybe any other international crisis
In 2003, Maria joined the victims of a terrible crime in the Ituri conflict. Her story still matters, and an aid group is telling it around the world, but does our attention also carry some risks?
Arab societies suffer from deep misogyny, but the problem is not as particularly Arab or Islamic as you might think.
Everyone in North Korea serves the military -- even, according to boastful state propagandists, kids.
How did the country that gave us the Statue of Liberty become "cheese-eating surrender monkeys" and an unacceptable vacation destination for a presidential candidate?
It's getting tougher for the U.S. to impose its will, but we can still lead the world -- the trick is convincing the world to follow.
When artist Makode Linde dressed up as a pastry depicting a caricatured African woman, he was doing more than just embarrassing Sweden's cultural minister
A new poll shows that Americans today are more afraid of Iran than they were of the USSR in 1985, a peak of the Cold War.
How U.S. treatment of its own high-profile terrorist -- Khaleid Sheikh Mohammed -- compares to the Norwegian model.
How an ethnic minority that makes up 0.06% of the world's population came to dominate most of its long-distance races.
When the driver veered off the planned route, he gave the world a rare glimpse into North Korean daily life and took a small chip out of the country's amazing -- and maybe unsustainable -- seclusion.
Two recent cases show that China can be far tougher on misbehaving officials and bankers than is the U.S. So how is it that the American system, for all its faults, is still so much better at promoting rule of law?
The dictator's PR official insists he is "merely on a prolonged shopping trip," not dying in Singapore.
A satirical re-writing of the National Review columnist's unfortunate article advising white parents on what to tell their kids about race.
A New Yorker article reports that U.S. special forces funded and trained a group called MEK, extending a long history of short-sighted, enemy-of-my-enemy foreign policy