The civil war in Syria has taught the international community plenty of lessons, and not one of them is good. In fact, each and every one is an indictment on the entire rules-based order that has governed the international system since the end of World War II.
Can modern technology work as a positive force countering our nationalistic tendencies that reveal themselves in international sporting events?
Outsiders are once again attempting to alleviate political conflict in Venezuela. This was the case in Venezuela in 2002
One account has been written, in this case by George Steiner who wrote a book in 1981 called "The Portage to San Cristobal
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There are more parallels between the historic Arab Spring and the current sociopolitical state of Sub-Saharan Africa than an apparent shared affinity for arson.
To show weakness in the face of a rising, third-world, highly authoritarian regime will only encourage it to strive to achieve its goals of regional dominance in the Middle East over many American allies.
BEIJING -- U.S. global dominance will gradually weaken and eurocentric standards in international norms will increasingly give way to pluralist standards. The decline of global organizations and the rise of regional ones will take place simultaneously.
The results for 2014 are in and they are, to say the least, not encouraging. 2014 was not a good year for freedom in the world with negative trends evident in all regions. In fact, global rights declined for the ninth straight year.
If you're reading this article, then you've benefited, at least indirectly, from the laws protecting the satirical French newspaper Charlie Hebdo. These laws support freedom of expression, itself rooted in the political philosophy of Liberalism.