From Turkey to Mexico, the list of the world’s most volatile flashpoints got a lot more unpredictable this year. By
Uzbekistan’s dictator is dead, but his brutal efforts to crush Islamist extremism leave a long and ugly legacy. And Washington will be left cleaning up the mess.
Russia poisons its enemies, Germany’s obsessed with fiscal responsibility, and America’s addicted to spreading democracy. A list of policies governments ought to kick.
There’s really only one way North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Un could celebrate a successful missile launch: with fireworks and a coordinated dance party, of course.
South Sudan’s peacekeepers not only failed to protect civilians during the country’s latest round of violence — it put them in even greater danger.
As the country declares peace after five decades of war against the FARC, a scramble for territory and control over the drug trade is emboldening new, anarchic gangs.
Washington and Jerusalem are about to ink a groundbreaking arms package, but it hinges on ending sweetheart deals for Israel’s defense firms.