A Minnesota transplant in a South Carolina lab untangles natural toxins more deadly than sarin gas.
Major challenges are brewing on several continents, where the right moves could make the difference between war and peace or help achieve a longstanding U.S. objective. Yet Washington is preoccupied and ill-prepared.
The name Idlib may be only vaguely familiar now, but you’ll be hearing much more about it.
China is hiding a dirty secret in the far northwest corner of the country.
Renegade researchers, “the nastiest feud in science,” and how people compete with apes for water in Rwanda’s changing climate.
U.S. justification for backing the Saudis in Yemen has never been clearly explained, either by the Obama or Trump administration.
The dream of an inter-connected world never seemed more possible than when I saw an Augsburg University student play guitar for a roomful of expectant mothers in Nicaragua.
At least if your idea of fun is widespread talk of stockpiling food; worry about disruptions to the industrial supply chain; and a chronic shortage of farm labor.
Andrew Brunson’s plight has gained a high profile among U.S. evangelicals, and warnings from both President Trump and Vice President Pence were probably aimed, at least in part, at bolstering domestic political support.
Japan is beleaguered, too, with more than 300 deaths attributed to extreme heat, floods and landslides in July.
Changing Afghanistan was always going to be a long shot. But while the neocons got distracted by the next shiny object, and while they were tearing up Iraq, the window closed on Afghanistan.
One theory, courtesy of Adam Davidson in the New Yorker, combines a sophisticated understanding of power in former Soviet republics and Trump’s business conduct in recent years.
As Ralph Waldo Emerson once said: “It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them.”
Thanks in no small part to Donald Trump, Putin has already achieved most of his big foreign policy goals, says Saint John’s professor Nick Hayes.
Trump’s not usually interested in details. Putin is, and he’s not about to give anything away.
New research suggests that heat waves can slow mental functioning.
It’s hard to make progress without being clear about who’s responsible for what.
Four days after the exhibit opened, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the so-called travel ban, which — among other things — suspends entry to the U.S. for immigrants from Somalia.
Cooperating with Muqtada Sadr would be a bitter pill for many Iraq veterans, and a difficult move for the prideful “America First” president. But he could also be an ally of convenience.
As far as those who say Trump gave Kim Jong Un a huge undeserved gift by shaking his hand and meeting with him, I have no use for that argument.