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.
It was back up two days later, showing the futility of keeping the illicit web down.
China now dominates supercomputing. That matters for U.S. national security.