A deal with the Taliban is the only way this conflict ends. But if it means conceding on human rights issues, would it be worth it?
Does the world look like a different place today? And if so, how?
Guzman almost certainly had enough money, enough power and enough strings he could pull to find a way out.
The United States is part of a relatively small minority of countries — 22 in 2014 — that still impose capital punishment.
Greece plays a key role in two of the biggest headaches policymakers are facing: relations with Russia, and the flood of Middle East and African refugees heading for Europe.
Such warnings are a fact of life in the first years of the 21st century, and they increasingly seem to elicit little more than a collective shrug.
It’s good to be reminded sometimes what the U.S. might look like to people in Asia, Africa and the Middle East — or even Canada and Britain.
The pope’s long awaited, often eloquent and sometimes baffling encyclical is sweeping in its breadth, and overtly political in its implications.
He can afford to wait out the Europeans while reminding them how much the sanctions are costing them — and how much they need Russia.
In an annual report evaluating progress toward U.N. development goals, three U.N. agencies say the number of hungry people has decreased by 216 million in the past quarter century.
The pope’s stance is turning comfortable sets of ideological assumptions on their head.
How did America’s views of the sport — and of itself — play into the investigation? And what does the soccer-loving world think of it all?
The short answer is yes. But there is a major caveat: Cultural exchanges only matter when both governments involved want them to matter.
Scaring voters worked for both David Cameron and Benjamin Netanyahu. But it has also meant that two of America’s closest allies are further than ever from solving existential challenges.
The crucial theme as the United Kingdom faces its most unpredictable election in decades, is disunion.
Since diplomacy is almost always preferable to war, one way of looking at the Trans-Pacific Partnership is as an effort by the U.S. to find a middle ground between isolation and aggressiveness.
More than 1,700 migrants have died so far this year attempting to cross the Mediterranean, creating a crisis for European officials.
Events in Libya do deserve an airing. But the questions that should be debated are when should the United States intervene in another country? And how?
It couldn’t hurt to be a bit smarter and subtler than the U.S. usually is in Latin America. The opening to Cuba offers some hope of that.
The path that put Dzhokar Tsarnaev inside a federal courtroom facing the death penalty for bombing the Boston Marathon started in the perpetually troubled corner of Russia.