Three months a year

Everybody assumes that lifespan grew much faster in the 19th and early 20th centuries, but it has actually plodded along at the same rate.

The strategy behind the Paris attacks

They are not the Crusades. Neither was 9/11. These are wicked and tragic events, but not a ‘war of civilizations.’

Asylum-seekers: The limits of tolerance in Europe

Even in fairly open countries like Sweden and Germany, anti-immigrant sentiment is being laid bare.

The false dawn of Cuba

Considering the attitude of Congressional Republicans over the past six years, massive obstructionism seems virtually guaranteed.

Climate change: The impossible deal

Paying subsidies to developing countries is the big hurdle.

Zimbabwe’s Amazing Grace

Will President Mugabe's wife be the 90-year-old's successor?

Harper has got the logic on ISIS completely backwards

The purpose of major terrorist activities directed at the West is not to intimidate Western countries, it is to get those countries to bomb Muslim countries. So far, the strategy is working just fine.

Nigeria's band plays on

Other than the three northeastern provinces, terrorism has not really risen to the top of the country's political agenda.

Ukraine: Conspiracy or cock-up?

A look back at how the past year’s turbulence came about, and what might happen next.

Calling a snap election in Japan is Abe’s gamble

It’ll be smooth sailing for him if he can keep electors focused on the economy—just not nuclear power or constitutional changes.

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