The Pear Who Ate Germany
Helmut Kohl was an unlikely political heavyweight, but his relentless drive helped put East and West back together.
Trump Should Heed the Wisdom of Richard Solomon
Ahead of Chinese President Xi Jinping's visit, Trump should remember the words of the great China scholar.
Our Bogeyman in Havana Is Dead
What Fidel Castro’s death means for the future of U.S.-Cuba relations.
Fidel Was Hell
The longest-ruling dictator of the 20th century was a radical bent on transformational, alternative global development. Ironically, he left his country conservative, impoverished, and isolated.
Will History Absolve Fidel Castro?
The legacy of Cuba’s socialist revolution is still very much in doubt.
The King Is Dead. Is Thailand’s Monarchy Next?
Thailand’s revered king held the country together for more than 70 years. But his son’s succession could threaten everything he built.
Honoring Chris Stevens
How the U.S. ambassador killed this week in Benghazi would have handled Libya.
The Strange Life of Reverend Sun Myung Moon
The bizarre tycoon and church leader never lived to see his dream of a reunited Korea.
The Meles Zenawi I Knew
Ethiopia's late dictator was a complex and sophisticated leader -- a self-taught ex-guerrilla who brought his people economic growth and repression.