While Tunisia remains an island of hope, its latest government reshuffling promises to change little for the country's impoverished population.
Our top pieces from 2013 touch on nearly corner of the world.
Though Western leaders now lionize Nelson Mandela, the only leaders who stood up for his struggle when it counted were those most demonized by the West.
Although Hezbollah looks increasingly likely to weather Syria's civil war, blowback from hardline Sunnis at home may prove a longer-term challenge.
In the United States and throughout North America, NAFTA has accelerated the industrial consolidation of agriculture and pushed out smaller, more sustainable food producers.
Through vote buying and brute violence, supporters of the 2009 coup in Honduras may have stolen the 2013 election.
A Syrian national who fought in Bosnia and now languishes in an immigration detention center reflects on the Bosnian war, his predicament, and the civil war in Syria.
Parents and students in Japan's "North Korean" schools struggle to maintain their identity in an increasingly hostile environment.
Twenty years since its passage, NAFTA has displaced workers on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border, depressed wages, weakened unions, and set the terms of the neoliberal global economy.
With or without nuclear weapons, Iran and its allies are the chief impediments to Israeli hegemony in the Middle East.