Margaret Atwood's handmaid has become a symbol of the subjugation of women. Anchorites were the medieval equivalent: women who were literally bricked up to keep them chaste.
Trump may find it harder to maintain support for his escalating tariffs on China if the US economy shows further signs of weakness.
Those who want President Trump out of office should forget about the 25th Amendment; it won’t work as they hope or believe. The amendment is a complex law that – by design – is very hard to use.
Approval ratings are usually a good way to predict the winner of the next presidential election. But Trump's numbers fall far outside any historical trends.
Other countries have tried linking migration to foreign policy before – it needs to be a credible and capable threat to work.
Clingy behaviour can be narcissistic, too.
Relations between the UK and the US haven't always been that "special".
You might think it morbid, but people have many reasons for visiting the sites of battles and disasters.
In a sign of the times, there's even talk of the US president meeting Nigel Farage during his trip.
Crime related to Islamophobia and anti-Semitism have shown an increase in recent years. An expert explains that American antagonism toward Islamic and Jewish traditions goes back nearly 500 years
Political fallout from the Vietnam War gave Congress more power to control foreign affairs, but they have been reluctant to use it.
Scott Morrison has been PM for nearly a year, but his foreign policy priorities remain unclear. With his mandate secured, he now has both the opportunity and obligation to show his true colours.
Letting bad behavior go unpunished can undermine respect for the law of war.
The first great power rivalry of the 21st century has begun – and it's unlike any rivalry the world has ever seen.
Populism and nationalism are two concepts that go together today. Isolationist proposals, Euroscepticism and a definition of nation against the "enemy" are three of its main ingredients.
Liberal democracy is in trouble, and the seeds of its demise can be found in the property rights so cherished by so-called liberals generations ago.
Many were confident the US Constitution was robust enough to check Donald Trump's worst excesses, but the real push back has come from elsewhere.
Americans' votes in 2020 will likely be a statement on what they think of Trump – rather than a measured choice between him and the Democratic candidate.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe needs the US to confront North Korea, revitalize Japan's economy and boost his standing at home. And he knows flattery is the way to this president's heart.
Every time North Korea needles the US with another provocation, it makes it harder for Donald Trump to mobilise the domestic support for a return to the negotiating table.