If the past four years of conflict in Syria show anything, it’s that the worst-possible scenario is always a distinct possibility.
The hacker collective aims to fight fire with fire.
The events in Paris signaled a dramatic shift for the Islamic State, a strategy that looks a lot like Al Qaeda’s old efforts to sow terror.
If it turns out that a bomb planted by Islamic State loyalists brought down a Russian passenger jet over the Sinai Peninsula, the attack would constitute a game-changing tactic.
Is it possible to come up with a solution to the Syrian conflict that is both achievable and more or less acceptable?
The numbers in all cases have been limited, but are also starting to increase. There won’t be a flood anytime soon, but there might be a slow stream.
The Obama administration is likely to find common ground with the new Canadian leadership on many of its priorities.
Any effort to negotiate an end to half a century of fighting is going to be very, very difficult.
Corbyn is off to a rocky start as Labour leader, illustrating the kind of problems almost any candidate — right or left — from outside the political mainstream is likely to face.
Did Syria’s president just draw the beleaguered tyrant’s equivalent of a get-out-of-jail-free card?
Is America on the decline? For leaders such as Pope Francis and Xi Jinping, how long will the road lead through Washington?
The phone lines between Washington and Moscow have been humming in the last couple of weeks as Russia builds its military presence near Syria’s Mediterranean coast.
As urgent as it has become, this crisis has been brewing for some time, the result of long-running disasters, and compounded by disarray in Europe.
We should be witnessing a moment of triumph for Brazil. Instead, it’s crashing. Hard.
Chinese leaders know they need economic reform; they just don’t want to pay the democratic price that comes with it.
Some varying – at times contradictory – analyses.
Imagine for a moment that you’re Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, the supreme leader of Iran. What are you thinking?
Germany finds itself in a familiar rut: too powerful to be just another European country, but not big enough that it can simply call the shots.
While there are many in China deeply concerned about the effects of pollution and climate change, China’s role in all of this will be influenced by a healthy dose of practical politics.
Unless I’ve missed it, no one seems outraged – or particularly aware, for that matter – of the misery surrounding this story. Zimbabwe is one of the worst places to live on Earth.