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.
Since the future is so uncertain, South Africa's best response to Trump's election is to learn the lessons of its causes.
One of the messages coming out of Donald Trump's victory is that his supporters are rejecting the tolerance and cosmopolitanism of the past 30 years.
The United States under the leadership of Donald Trump is expected to pursue isolationist policies which could hurt Africa.
Obama managed to build stronger rapport with many countries in Southeast Asia,but lacked foreign policy initiatives. China neatly plugged that gap.
Guerrilla tactics are hampering the advance into Iraq's northern capital.
A philosopher argues that Trumpism may have vulgarized electoral politics, but he has also unwittingly illuminated brilliantly one of America's greatest accomplishments: a civil democracy
Violence, poverty and oppression in Honduras are causing thousands to flee to the US. Will Trump own the role of US foreign policy in creating these problems?
With a $1 trillion modernisation programme signed off and atomic scientists deeply worried about the future, American policy on nuclear weapons is pretty much business as usual.
Wars in Chechnya and Iraq affected the stories American and Russian leaders tell about their place in the world.
The US presidential debates have been largely silent on climate, but it wasn't always the case.
President Obama has set aside more water and land than any president in history. But he didn't invent unilateral presidential powers.
Finding a way to reduce inequality is key not only to solving a host of other problems but also to rescuing America's fast-disappearing middle class.
Despite growing concerns about possible declining American power and influence, the US still dominates the region upon which Australia has increasingly come to depend.
Both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump have been endorsed by an army of celebrity supporters.
Whoever wins the keys to the White House in November, it is far from guaranteed that Barack Obama's detente with the Cubans will continue.