Mass uprisings like the one that brought down the Soviet bloc are neither as rare — nor as spontaneous — as they first appear.
With a U.S.-trained military officer now running Burkina Faso, will Washington press for a democratic transition or legitimize a military coup?
An anonymous U.S. official caused a dustup when he called the Israeli prime minister "chickenshit." Others might have said worse.
A cooperative approach to the environmental damage done by overfishing could change the tenor of North-South relations in Korea.
In calling out corporations for profiting off child labor, Nobel Peace Prize winner Kailash Satyarthi recognized that you can't have peace without justice.
South Korean activists are using balloons to send political and religious propaganda across the DMZ. They're also endangering Koreans on both sides of the border.
The Pentagon is long overdue for an audit of its $555 billion budget, but Congress has failed to hold it accountable.
The Obama administration is making it harder for Central Americans to get refugee status.
Good news: The Pentagon has a new report on the urgent challenge of global warming. Bad news: it's all about adapting to the coming changes rather than preventing them from happening.
Refugees come from as far away as East Africa to try their luck at crossing the Rio Grande.