After peaking in the 1980s, the practice has declined since the fall of the Soviet Union.
The U.S. will be better off when we can finally leave Afghanistan.
Four possible explanations for the persistence of hereditary leaders.
In Mali and beyond, more of history may be accidental than we think.
The two allies diverge on Iran.
Sunday's slaughter of 16 Afghan civilians by an American is another symptom of a war that has to end.
A new poll shows Israelis are skeptical of attacking Iran, especially without U.S. support.
The country's creeping authoritarianism offers a warning for the Arab Spring and even for the U.S..
Candidates might love to trumpet American exceptionalism, but what non-Americans think about us still matters for international relations
The U.S. is considering hosting Ali Abdullah Saleh for medical treatment, but his country's transition is too messy to be stage-managed from Washington