We asked an expert on diplomacy and foreign policy.
The race pitted a singing cowboy against a millionaire software entrepreneur – and it got ugly at the end.
John Fitzgerald Kennedy consistently ranks as one of America's most popular leaders. A presidential historian argues that didn't just happen – it was the result of an effort to create an image.
In past wars, taxes were increased to cover some of the extra spending. That's not the case for the war in Iraq and Afghanistan, and the costs are adding up fast.
A linguistics scholar explains why the loss of Arabic in Israel would be a loss of history, culture and possibly human rights.
An Army veteran and professor of rhetoric explores poetry written by veterans about a divisive holiday born of the Civil War.
To the terrorist, children have become but a means to an end. Weapon and target.
In the wake of the suicide bombing in Manchester, England, an expert on social networks explains why ties to other people help societies recover from traumatic events.
For Trump, putting America first means that being a global leader on human rights may take a back seat.
A professor at Georgetown University answers three common questions about terrorism and political violence.
Shared economic and security interests have kept Saudi Arabia and the US close over the decades despite dramatic differences in the way the two countries are governed.
How have state firearm laws changed over time? Over the past 27 years, some states have loosened the rules for gun owners and the gun industry, while others are getting stricter.
Anti-terrorism policy is too often adopted based on very small sets of data – and fear.
How will Mueller perform as special counsel? A historian compares his actions with another former FBI director to find out.
Brazil's political crisis is spiraling to a new level amid the release of recordings that allegedly caught the president authorizing a bribe. Fixing this mess will take more than a personnel change.
All recent Republican presidents have cut off foreign aid tied to abortion. Trump's expansive version of those restrictions endangers billions slated for HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases.
President is not the most important leadership role in Iran. The election is not completely democratic. That said, there's a pretty competitive contest happening.
Past presidents have made strange requests of the FBI, some of which were documented by J. Edgar Hoover.
A professor who once held top secret clearance explains how levels of classification work and where handling sensitive information gets tricky.
Whispering secrets is a sign of a lack of trust.
The author of a seminal work in the field of political psychology reveals two big mistakes the president made.
An FBI historian tells stories from the agency's ups and downs over 109 years and four dismissed directors.
North and South Korea explained in four questions and answers.
Can the U.S. recover its once positive image among Mexicans? Trade, immigration and cultural ties stand to suffer.
In the winter of 1915, a German soldier died in a field hospital in Russia. We don't know his name, but he helped revolutionize the way gay people have advocated for equality.