Obama's made a lot of Faustian bargains over the last seven years. But given his likely successors, what we got over the last two terms may be as good as it gets.
Powerful forces are maneuvering to torpedo any Syrian peace process that could leave room for Bashar al-Assad.
A few politicians and intellectuals decry "Islamofascists," but the real target of Islamophobia is the mainstream Islam of mosques, moderate imams, and your friendly Muslim neighbors.
Without concrete, enforceable emissions targets and transition financing, the Paris climate talks will only deepen our climate crisis.
There's no grand, exciting solution to the war in Syria. It's going to take an endless parade of meetings where people sit and talk. And talk. And talk.
What the psychology of mass murderers — from Charles Manson on up to Bashar al-Assad and ISIS — can teach us about the method behind their madness.
Brazil's Workers' Party was once the pride of the New Left for an entire hemisphere. Now its 13-year rule hangs by a thread.
America’s leading Sunni ally is proving how easily hubris, delusion, and old-fashioned ineptitude can trump even bottomless wealth.
Burma's constitution awards a quarter of its parliament to the military. But that's not Aung San Suu Kyi's biggest problem by a long shot.
The only sensible solution to the Syrian crisis is a quantum one in which Bashar al-Assad is simultaneously there and not there.