Results from the games can tell us a lot about how different nations approach elite women and disabled athletes.
In the space of two days, Turkey showed more diplomatic goodwill than it has in the last two years. Why?
Recent legal changes must be accompanied by a cultural shift.
Instead of seeking to blame immigrants or Islamic State, Europeans need to rise to the challenge posed by the modern world.
Bernie Sanders may have endorsed Hillary Clinton, but politics as usual has had its day. It's time for progressivism to move fast.
Feared and deplored for his slash-and-burn approach to criminal justice, Rodrigo Duterte has suddenly shown his conciliatory side.
The countries who regularly top the medal table spend millions on training and developing athletes, money that poorer countries simply can't afford to spend on their sporting stars.
The Republicans' nominee has opened up a huge lead over Hillary Clinton among white voters – but that may not mean much in the end.
The case of a man stripped of his EU citizenship offers some guidance for emigrants living in legally uncharted territory after the Brexit vote.
Why don't we get rid of host cities altogether?
After years of promises, the government still has not detailed how a bill to tackle extremism would work.
What the law in Pakistan says about honour killings.
Emergency laws can sometimes be the biggest threat to a state and its people.
Owen Smith, a relative newcomer to parliament, is taking on Jeremy Corbyn. But which one can fix their broken party?
The UK is in for a volatile few years, with no obvious calming measures in sight. But for a true revolution to happen, a great many stars would have to align.
Anyone who still dismisses Donald Trump as a ludicrous amateur should now realise just how dangerous he is.
Even by the standards of the Trump campaign, the Republican jamboree in Cleveland was a sorry spectacle.
Betrayed by corrupt mismanagement and personalised leadership, the world's youngest country is in danger of total collapse.
How can British politics win back the trust of young voters?
Britain might want to play nice and exit calmly, but the French president must avoid giving ammunition to Frexiters.
The party has quarelled before – but this is surely its darkest hour.
Everyone is looking to the German leader to save the union in the wake of the Brexit vote.
Similar issues divide the party today as in the 1980s – the question is whether it can survive them this time.
They signed up in their droves to vote in the last leadership election, but will they back Corbyn again?
The author sat in on one of the Swedish military's virtual reality training exercises. Here's what they saw.
With George Osborne gone, his programme of devolution could be in jeopardy.
With prospective first lady Melania Trump accused of plagiarising Michelle Obama, the Republicans are off to a predictably rocky start.
MPs have voted to upgrade Trident, despite the enormous price tag and questions over its utility.
A crackdown on immigrants without leave to remain is hitting home.
President Erdoğan has described the failed coup as a 'gift from god'. And we can expect him to make the most of it.