Nigeria managed last week to cut through problems of political culture and sectarian tension that have helped to hold many African countries back for years.
The plan creates an opening to make history; but politics in the U.S. and Iran could easily kill the deal.
It’s not about the centrifuges or sanctions. It’s about how you judge an adversary’s psychology — and intentions.
Amid a lot of doom and gloom, a few small signs of hope around climate change also have popped up this month.
The country’s leaders understand that it’s no longer enough to spit out even more cheap consumer goods for the world market.
Rather than signifying a “great victory,” the prime minister’s win on Tuesday is unlikely to make Israel any easier to govern.
There is already a vast range of explanations as to why Nemtsov was slain. But those who might know don’t talk. There is a lot more politics in this than criminal justice.
The Prime Minister’s speech is hugely controversial in Israel, as well. As much as Israelis might chafe at U. S. policies, most know how important the relationship is.
President Obama’s request for authority to go after the Islamic State reflects concerns that the group is rapidly expanding. But there is a contrary view out there, too.
While the Paris attack dominated the news cycle for several days, there was comparatively scant coverage for Nigeria. Why?
A vociferous minority of Russia experts argue that actions by the West are as much a factor in the current crisis as Putin’s aggression. They’re wrong.
On the surface, sub-Saharan Africa may look as hopeless as ever. And yet, for all of its woes, there is a stronger sense of optimism about the continent than there has been in a very long time.
As the Greeks did on Sunday, many in Europe will have a chance to vote this year. And the standard-bearers of European unity are already catching it from all sides.
Obama’s domestic agenda may be DOA, but he may be able to build a legacy in foreign policy. A look at the international issues he’ll confront over the next two years.
There are plenty of unanswered questions about the massacre in France, but the attack did underscore some broader trends.
Although the violence is undeniably about religion, there is a strong argument that it is even more about culture.
The globe today has more people fleeing war or abuse than at any time since World War II. And nobody has the resources available to deal with the problem.
The attack last week on a school in Peshawar brought people together like few other events. Could it finally break the country’s cycle of violence and muddled responses.
The announcement Wednesday came with a statement of the blindingly obvious: Policies established during the depths of the Cold War had failed.
As developments this week have made clear, the Russian economy is in big trouble, and it’s not clear Putin knows how to get out of it.