Wars may have helped, rather than hindered, human progress.
Berlin finds itself trapped between German conservatives and those seeking financial assistance elsewhere in Europe.
Many militant organizations are using ransoms to fund their operations, but the threat to foreigners is not new.
In northeast Africa, a microcosm of today's world, the risk of interstate water war is never beyond the realm of possibility.
The Tibet issue illustrates the resilience of the nation-state despite growing separatist sentiment.
Although the media has given extensive coverage to possible jihadist sleeper cells, they are too complicated and expensive for groups like al Qaeda and the Islamic State to operate.
Putin must wish America well in its war against the Islamic State, and hope that it goes on for a long time.
Scotland's independence referendum is remarkable in its ramifications for Europe and the rest of the world.
A kidnapping by the al-Houthi rebel movement highlights the erosion of Yemen's old political order.
Rumors of the king's deteriorating condition sparked questions over who will become the next crown prince.
Protests, which are taking place across the entire Eastern Hemisphere, represent politics in its most primitive form.