FIFA boss Gianni Infantino wants to bring forward plans to expend the tournament from 32 to 48 countries. But it's not going to be easy.
Pakistan's prime minister, Imran Khan, has a strong relationship with Saudi Arabia and his own military. But Iran and India could cause new problems.
Exporting nuclear technology is lucrative, but without strict safeguards, buyers could divert it into bomb programs. Why is Saudi Arabia shopping for nuclear power, and should the US provide it?
The US has supported a Saudi-led military coalition that has inflicted profound and deadly damage on Yemen. A Senate vote could end what a human rights scholar says is US complicity in genocide.
Jamal Khashoggi's brutal murder happened at a consulate, a space not subject to the laws of the host country, Turkey. That means the alleged murderers did not fear interference by local authorities.
From Rahaf Mohammed to the fate of Syrian refugees and the US border wall – what 'migration diplomacy' means for world politics.
If left unchecked, invasions of privacy enabled by technology could put every human right at risk, and on a scale that would be truly terrifying.
Given the range of support for President Omar al-Bashir it isn't surprising that he's managed to resist pressure to step down.
The Houthis belong to the Shiite branch of Islam. The Houthi insurgency began in the early 1990s, spurred in part by growing influence of different Sunni branches of Islam.
The issues that captured the world’s attention this year show the struggle to secure human rights is far from over.
The oil-exporting organization may have mustered the political will to cut production, but its disunity remains intact.
Ottawa's response to Jamal Khashoggi's murder doubles down on “human rights” rhetoric while failing to take action. It's a matter of the death of some in exchange for the livelihood of 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.
The Obama and Trump administrations have supported a military coalition that has inflicted profound and deadly damage on Yemen. A human rights scholar says the US is complicit in genocide.
The jihadi initiative remains a loose political force in Kenya. This is dangerous for a few reasons.
The influence of Saudi money and ideology may be too big to dismantle in Malaysia and Indonesia.
Khashoggi’s ruthless killing is just one example of a broader trend including the widespread detention, kidnapping, murder and extradition of dissidents and their relatives.
Will it embolden or neuter the Arab world's autocratic regimes?
The future for Saudi Arabia's crown prince is uncertain following the murder of Jamal Khashoggi, but it would be foolish to expect any successor to offer substantive change.
Expect this kind of behaviour to increase in the years to come.