Keeping the water and power on, managing sewers and collecting garbage will help communities shattered by the Syrian civil war rebuild – and keep out the Islamic State, says a former aid official.
Obama's plan to withdraw from Afghanistan had several facets and was part of a wider strategy in the Middle East.
Private companies – many based in the US – are blocking access to their websites from particular countries around the world. It's contributing to a splintering of the global internet.
'He had the ability to make you think he was addressing you personally, even if you were one among 10,000 others.'
President Trump says an alliance with Saudi Arabia is necessary, despite evidence the country's crown prince ordered the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
Critics say Trump's defense of Saudi Arabia in the Khashoggi affair betrays American values. But many presidents have cozied up to dictators, ignoring human rights abuses to serve US interests.
The US has meddled in Latin America so much that its influence there is viewed there with deep suspicion.
In the footsteps of US foriegn policy blunders, China is making friends and influencing people in Latin America.
When Putin looks in the mirror, what does he see? Not an aggressor as so many are depicting him in the West, but rather a defender of a wounded and misunderstood nation.
Vladimir Putin is a masterful politician. The US president he's dealing with is not.
From awkwardness and confusion to rancour, Trump certainly left his mark on the 2018 NATO summit.
Trump's assault on the global trade system could be just a prelude to his next moves.
The 'rules-based international order' that Trump is supposedly tearing up is an ahistorical fantasy.
While not exactly surprising coming from the Trump administration, backing out of a major UN body is bound to have serious consequences.
Disruptive technology is fundamentally reshaping global security, and potentially laying the ground for a US-China conflict.
Kim Jong-un may be able to "chat" in English. That's not enough to understand Donald Trump.
Can decades of deadlock be broken by two of the world's most unpredictable leaders?
A political scientist and economist explores the causes and consequences of Trump's scattershot trade policy.
Seven world leaders with axes to grind are preparing to sit round one table. Sparks will fly.
Without strategic clarity from the US, the Saudis and their allies are under little pressure to thaw their frozen relationship with Qatar.