Putting aside even Iraq's horrifying descent into sectarian violence, the United States did a spectacularly poor job of governing the country.
Pope Francis' passivity in the face of the brutal Argentine military government fails to inspire confidence.
Would you recognize a torturer if you saw one?
The split between the Republican Party's two wings appears certain to grow wider, if for no other reason than deficit-cutting will remain the Republicans' main obsession for the foreseeable future.
It didn't take long for the world to recognize that the US invasion and occupation of Iraq constituted a "dumb war." But dumb wasn't the half of it.
In some corners of Africa, the seams of the tight Africa-China relationship are becoming stretched.
Nearly 20 years since NAFTA went into effect, its empty promises have been laid bare for the people of Mexico.
Czechoslovakia, though it no longer exists, remains a symbol of courageous resistance and sensible conflict resolution
While Abu Ghaith's trial venue provided the major source of debate on his fate in the U.S., foreign policy experts expressed more interest in how he came into U.S. hands.
If Obama wants a say in the Israeli-Palestinian peace process, he needs to be prepared to back up his words with actions.