Saving Hugo Chávez
The United States never tried to kill the late Venezuelan leader. In fact, we may have even saved his life.
Who Shot A.A.?
Mauritanians are still wondering who fired a gun at their country’s president. What the latest whodunit tells us about the state of democracy in a strategic corner of West Africa.
It Ain’t 1979 Anymore
Why this week's attacks on American embassies aren't the Iran hostage crisis all over again.
What Was at Stake in 1962?
A closer look at the nuclear stockpiles of the world's two superpowers as the Cuban Missile Crisis began.
A deadly gun-running gamble just cost America's ATF chief his job. But the gun lobby gave him little choice but to try.
The Bad Boy Makes Good
What Michel "Sweet Micky" Martelly, Haiti's pop star turned president, learned from a lifetime in music.
The Serpent King
How a notorious Malaysian wildlife smuggler was brought to justice -- and what it tells us about stopping the world's most profitable black market.
A Tale of Two Parties
The incredible story of how Egypt's entrenched regime will stop at nothing to stifle the birth of a liberal opposition movement.
How Anti-Semitism Helped Create Israel
At a desperate moment in World War I, British elites appealed to what they saw as the monolithic, all-powerful forces of "international Jewry" to turn the tide of the conflict -- and promised them Palestine.
The Billionaire Prince
Saudi Arabia's Al-Waleed bin Talal is back in the spotlight for allegedly being one of the financiers behind the planned Islamic center in downtown Manhattan. Here are 10 things that you should know about the colorful royal.
The “Hearts and Minds” Guys
The United States never did understand the Vietnamese 40 years ago -- and should do everything possible to avoid making the same mistake in Afghanistan today.
Stop Panicking About the Stingers
The WikiLeaks war logs only confirmed what we already know: The Taliban simply doesn't have the firepower to wreak havoc on Afghanistan's skies.
Ethiopia’s Democratic Sham
A government clampdown has rendered the outcome of Sunday's parliamentary elections a foregone conclusion. Washington doesn't seem to mind that its ally, Prime Minister Meles Zenawi, is assured a win.