The state and the state system alike are in trouble, and the reasons may go deeper than most suspect.
Revelation of a Hamas coup planned against Mahmoud Abbas and preconditions on aid may further isolate the terrorist group, even as it resumes fighting.
A century after World War I, many observers wonder whether the U.S. and China are headed down a similar path to great-power war. While we must weigh that prospect seriously, we should not neglect more likely risks to global order.
Drillers are figuring out new ways to eke more oil and gas out of wells thought to be previously exhausted. The shale boom rolls on.
Both the Kurds and the Sunnis want to press Iraq’s parliament for better treatment. Can Baghdad afford prolonged negotiations while it continues to battle the ISIS threat?
Yet another lawsuit shows why the ACA is increasingly unpopular: 33 consumers are suing a big California insurer for restricting their networks on the ACA after canceling their plans.
China’s air quality readings were worse this July than they were last year, much to the dismay of the hundreds of millions of urbanites living in the choking toxic smog.
Xi Jinping’s government is cracking down on drug use in China, especially among celebrities. It’s yet another way to go after elites in order to curry public favor, while at the same time consolidating power in his own hands.
Young Irish people are fleeing their home country en masse, and as they have done in the past, bringing their talents to other shores. But in the end, Ireland has the power to survive the euro crisis.
A secret meeting between a Turkish spymaster and a Kurdish militant leader on a prison island—it’s a dramatic scene, and a promising sign of rapprochement between two old enemies.