As the Trump era begins, Australian are having an overdue debate about the need for greater self-reliance at a time when American power may be receding.
Crucially, President Obama has commuted Manning's sentence without pardoning her.
The Global Trends report provides a useful starting point to reflect on what's in store for Africa over the next five years. And how the continent should think about responding to its challenges.
The posters that have become the voice of protest against Trump.
The announcement of Chelsea Manning's commutation raises questions regarding the future of other high-profile leakers, like Julian Assange and Edward Snowden.
Martin Luther King Jr. used a prophetic voice in his preaching -- a hopeful voice that addressed human tragedy. But it was the black clerics who came before him, who helped King develop that voice.
How did an administration committed to restoring "science to its rightful place" actually do?
The nation needed a full-throated rebuttal to the nativism, racism and misogyny that characterized the president-elect’s campaign. Obama failed to deliver.
Ambassador Karlov's death will weaken Turkey's influence in the Syrian conflict.
If Trump forsakes US support for the 2015 Paris Climate Accord as well as Obama’s bilateral climate agreement with China, the resultant rise of global warming will wreak havoc throughout Africa.
The outgoing president leaves behind some solid accomplishments in the world of science, tech and medicine. But the biggest departure from his predecessors might have been in his approach.
As Donald Trump prepares to enter the White House, there may be dark days ahead for some of the world's rarest and most beautiful primates.
Besides worries that Donald Trump might not make Africa a priority of his presidency, his temperament and views bode ill for democracy on the continent.
Michelle Obama placed motherhood at the center of her role as first lady – a decision not all women applauded.
The most disastrous conflict to break out in the Obama years is still nowhere near its end. It could have been very different.
A Middle East in meltdown forced the Obama administration to give up crucial leverage.
If Beijing can bring its neighbours to accept its regional leadership, China would have successfully achieved a dramatic reduction of US influence.
Overt discrimination based on race is discouraged in American society. But the bar is lower when it comes to gender bias. The 2016 election is a good case study.
The election of Donald Trump has awoken a streak of authoritarianism in America that is incompatible with it leading with liberal democratic ideals.
The halls of the Marrakech climate summit have been filled with fearful talk about Donald Trump's presidency. But there is hope that the Paris climate treaty can weather the political storm.