With terrorists striking again in Spain and in Finland, one cannot help but ask -- again -- why people want to follow the Islamic State. Some new theories are emerging.
Trump is a master of using anger to motivate his base. An anti-terrorism researcher explains how to stem the tide.
The loyalty of Venezuela’s soldiers is getting shaky. History shows from the Arab Spring to Latin American coups, when the military withdraws support for a leader, a fall from power is imminent.
The partition of India led to a genocide that was unprecedented in scale. How far was one man, Lord Mountbatten, who hurriedly drew the new borders, responsible?
A former Department of Defense and State Department official explains why a hardline approach on North Korea will likely fail, as it did with Iran.
At midnight on August 15, 1947, India achieved freedom from more than two centuries of colonial rule. Hours earlier, Pakistan was declared a new nation. Was partition inevitable?
The international community has been trying to stop North Korea from developing long-range missiles for decades. So how did North Korea get them?
Data show that many people who consider themselves ‘global citizens’ also harbor strong national sentiments. The two aren’t mutually exclusive.
A scholar of southern politics finds inspiration in an unexpected place.
The most viable nonmilitary solution to the standoff with North Korea is to get China to apply pressure. But that's not so easy.
Beginning in the 1990s, all 50 US states and Washington, DC created public sex offender registries. Do they do more to help or hurt?
Eloquent Obama and bombastic Trump certainly have different speaking styles. But a big data analysis of their speeches also shows a surprising commonality.
Whether it be African-Americans, Catholics or transgender people, the armed forces have played a vital role in shaping US social policy toward the country's minorities.
What is a grand jury, who serves on it and what is it used for? A criminal law expert tells you everything you need to know.
Joint border security measures between the US and Mexico have created a tough situation for those who fled violence back home decades ago.
If Trump is lying to his own lawyers about Russia, he is risking Bill Clinton's fate.
Stepping back from the current crisis in US-Russia relations, a Soviet expert asks: what's in store for Russia in the long term, and is a peaceful transition possible when Putin's gig is up?
Refresh your knowledge on the origins of North Korea's nuclear threat and the options world leaders have to deal with it.
Some worry the US is losing its global moral authority under the Trump administration. But a close look at history reveals US leadership is not as strong as it seems.
When police coax information from low-level offenders with threats of harsh sentencing, it breeds distrust in the community and ultimately contributes to mass incarceration.
Romero’s ‘Night of the Living Dead’ and ‘Dawn of the Dead’ will be remembered among the first films to use horror as a form of political critique.
As Kansas' secretary of state, Kobach drafted the nation's most restrictive voter ID law.
Thousands marched in silence against racial violence after a riot left hundreds of blacks dead and thousands homeless. The demands of black people in 2017 remain the same as they did in 1917.
Mitch McConnell gets a win, and the Republican efforts to repeal Obamacare will be debated in the Senate.
Hong Kong’s autonomy and democratic political system are under threat, and pro-democracy advocates are once again ready to act.