The war on reproductive rights in Central Europe is not a backlash but a key tenet of a new illiberal form of governance.
Of many ways to make fundamental decisions in a constitutional democracy, Colombia and Great Britain chose the riskiest of all options: the plebiscite.
The international community seems totally incapable of stopping the bloodshed in Syria. But we can express our outrage.
Guterres must know the world we live in today more globally and more intimately than many a former minister or executive.
A week of extreme emotions in Colombia ends with a Nobel Peace Prize for its president. But will it help the country avoid descending back into civil war?
Why would anyone award a prize to a rejected peace deal?
Nobel Prize aside, Colombia continues to choose war over peace and uncertainty over resolution. Is it something ingrained in the national psyche, or the product of a tangled-up political process?
Duterte used his "tough on crime" approach to win the election as a political outsider, promising to restore law and order with strongman rule. His approval rating has since soared to over 90%.
Since the Thai military grabbed power in 2014, it's been widely accepted that the country has moved closer to China, forsaking its former position as a staunch political and economic ally of the West.
Technology had enabled humans to explore the deep sea, the Earth's poles, and outer space. But we shouldn't forget historical lessons about frontiers in the process of traversing them.
Do ISIS fighters feel guilty about the violence they perpetrate? Not likely, according to criminological research, which suggests terrorists "neutralise" their guilt, just as many other criminals do.
Encounters with Western countries continue to colour political discourses, including on gender in turbulent Syria. But women's influence is more diverse and powerful than what is portrayed.
For decades, Indonesia's official national history was silent about the murders and incarceration of hundred thousands of people. Moving beyond that will require a new understanding of what happened.
Antarctica hangs in the balance. Five cities have the chance of securing the future of this fragile continent.
El Salvador stands at the centre of the current refugee crisis in Central America. But gang violence is not the only reason why its people are fleeing their country.
As the latest attack on an Indian army camp shows, India's shift in policy from strategic restraint to preemptive self-defence is a serious gamble.
The UN has adopted a more transparent process to select its new Secretary General. But it does not go far enough.
While the details of exactly what happened during Indonesia's 1965-66 massacre of 'communists' remain buried in the depths of time, here's what we do know.
Women's involvement in armed conflict in Peru and Colombia has a deep impact on societies. But peace processes and political aftermath rarely recognise their role.
The peace accords signed by the FARC and the Colombian govenment on September 26 are momentous, but they're only the beginning of the path to peace.