With support from Moscow, Washington, and the former imperial capitals no longer assured, armed groups in Africa now compete for riches in diamond mines, gold pits, oil wells, and rare earth deposits.
As in the 1940s in Palestine, some opposition recruits have gone to Syria motivated by extremist ideologies and with the intention to commit acts of terrorism. But most have more prosaic reasons for fighting.
As unrest simmers in the Middle East and the United States edges toward detente with Iran, Israel and Saudi Arabia are trying to ride out the storm together.
Zombies speak to our perennial anxieties about war, pandemics, and globalization.
The super typhoon that just hit the Philippines should be a wake-up call for climate-change negotiators in Warsaw.
South Korea may be better known for its high-tech exports, but its small farmers are leading the way when it comes to food sovereignty and community agriculture.
Here are three ways Pope Francis could seriously rock the boat.
Hardliners in Washington, including prominent congressional Democrats, are hard at work attempting to scuttle a nuclear deal between the United States and Iran.
A modest proposal for how to spy more effectively.
The case against GMOs has strengthened steadily over the last few years, even as the industry has expanded all over the world.