The scene of mad, senseless violence against civilians is a reminder that Assad will keep killing with impunity as long as he's able.
An incredible story that the North Korean leader was killed in Beijing gained remarkable attention in the West, revealing some of the ways Americans can misunderstand Asian societies
In a society that treats them like children, sports -- and especially martial arts -- offer a way to express strength and independence.
Iran's oversized Khomeini reproduction weaponizes photoshop.
Why the media became less free in America, the Middle East, and China, but freer in Africa
A larger-than-life, but not actually alive, Ruhollah Khomeini is trotted our for a very special military ceremony.
Wild-eyed alarmism makes Iranian leaders and U.S. voters more likely to make bad choices.
Radical ideas, contradictory positions, and a lack of ideology would make it harder for other states to anticipate American behavior and could add instability to the world.
The Arab Spring may be changing history, but a new report shows the dictators are taking almost as much as they're losing.
Marc Lynch responds to Steven A. Cook's Atlantic article arguing that the U.S. should consider military action
Is the threat of an Israeli air strike leading Beijing to consider other sources of energy?
The unstoppable Ali Ferzat reminds us why the Assad regime hates him
Americans are entranced by a video of South Korean troops reacting emotionally to a surprise concert by an all-girl pop group, but there's more than just cultural differences at play
Syria's dictator is following the same path that led Libya's leader to his death
The Islamic Republic seems increasingly eager to antagonize its enemies as well as its friends, but is the U.S. also pushing it in that direction?
Less counterinsurgency and nukes, more Asian fleets and secret spy teams
An informal practice of within-system dissent has allowed the Communist Party to maintain stability even with hundreds of daily demonstrations, but what happens if the economy falters?
Despite all the controversy, the fashion writer's interviews are worth keeping in the public record
Democracy, war, and transition in what is likely to be another historic year in world affairs
How amateur and professional videos captured a series of historic moments