Both the United States and South Africa, despite black leadership and multicultural societies, still labor under the legacy of segregation and inequality.
The Afghan army is the fulcrum of U.S. counter-insurgency strategy. But as a new documentary reveals, that army's loyalty is at best unclear.
If we ask some hard questions about the means and ends of intelligence-gathering, perhaps we might discover that all this spycraft is as overrated on our side as on theirs.
The weakening of the U.S.-Israel relationship will remap the Middle East but also likely usher in a new Pax Americana in the region.
In the aftermath of the violence in Kyrgyzstan this summer, women are again coming together for common action.