Like layers of an onion, ISIS supporters can be carefully peeled away. But not if Obama goes into Syria and Iraq with a mallet.
Weakening ISIS requires eroding the support it relies on from tribal leaders, military figures, and ordinary Iraqi Sunnis. Here's how to do it without bombs.
Though it scarcely makes headlines, the Central African Republic's vicious civil war has created a sickening humanitarian crisis.
Backed by U.S. development aid, the Ethiopian government is seizing land, demolishing homes, and cracking down on activists in a bid to expand its capital city.
Yazidi refugees in Iraqi Kurdistan now sleep in classrooms, hallways, and the courtyards of facilities intended for children’s education. What happens when school starts?
As Ukraine was talking peace with its pro-Russian rebels, NATO leaders were talking war with Russia.
In an obscure World Bank court, a multinational mining firm is suing El Salvador for attempting to protect its citizens from deadly mining pollution.
A mysterious plane crash, Russian meddling in Ukraine, and new saber-rattling from NATO are rapidly stoking a new Cold War in Europe.
Washington sabotaged its own "war on terror" by destabilizing the Middle East even as it coddled the U.S. allies who were actually sponsoring terrorism.
For the Korean diaspora, international sporting events are a small but symbolically potent exercise in Korean reunification.