Obama's decision to arm the Syrian rebels will likely escalate the conflict and torpedo any possibility for a political solution.
With a million people demonstrating in the streets of Brazil, everyone's scrambling to understand how a 20-cent bus fare hike turned into a social revolt.
There is no reason to continue the bloodshed in Afghanistan, which all the parties recognize will not alter the final outcome a whit.
The rise of Japan's reactionary right suggests that the country has yet to come to terms with its actions in World War II.
What can we do in Syria? Unfortunately, not much.
The U.S. government stands alone among major world governments in refusing to recognize the results of the recent Venezuelan presidential election
In the current crisis on the Korean peninsula, the Obama administration is virtually repeating the 2004 Bush playbook.
The slaughter in the DRC is intricately linked to electronic components carried by millions of people in the United States and Europe.
The Israel lobby is responsible for its fair share of catastrophes--but the Iraq war is not among them.
What scared Washington most about Chavez was not his failures or idiosyncrasies. It was his success.