Wars in Chechnya and Iraq affected the stories American and Russian leaders tell about their place in the world.
The Trump circus has distracted from genuine scrutiny of Hillary Clinton's approach to global challenges if she becomes president - and the signs are not good.
The costly reconquest of the city will not significantly impact the group's transnational strategy
The ICC sentence against Al-Mahdi for destroying ancient artifacts at Timbuktu sends the right message that the international community will not tolerate the destruction of heritage sites.
Rates of child marriage increase among refugee communities, where rates of sexual violence are high and opportunities for families low.
More needs to be done to protect women against sexual violence perpetrated in war.
When commercial considerations work with charitable concerns for the common good.
The international community seems totally incapable of stopping the bloodshed in Syria. But we can express our outrage.
A volunteer force that provides humanitarian aid in the worst of conditions, the White Helmets are the target of some very caustic conspiracy theory.
Encounters with Western countries continue to colour political discourses, including on gender in turbulent Syria. But women's influence is more diverse and powerful than what is portrayed.
There is precedent for mass rehoming: just look at what happened to the Ugandan Asian population.
Wyatt Roy took it upon himself to look for a gunfight without a cause.
World powers including Russia, the US and Turkey all have a stake in the Syrian conflict – but the networks they rely on for influence are constantly in flux.
Under proposed changes, the war crime offence of murder, in a non-international armed conflict, would not apply to collateral civilian deaths resulting from an otherwise lawful attack.
We know how to prevent gender-based violence, and that we must respond to survivors' needs. The challenge is in making it happen.
Even if the war in Syria is somehow brought to a close, prosecuting IS members for the crimes they've committed won't be easy.
Tourism will have to be a key element in future peace-building and peace-keeping strategies in Syria.
Europe's efforts to counter Russian propaganda may need to be stepped up.
The war of words over a bombed UN convoy in Syria is just the latest in a long series of diplomatic breakdowns.
Public attitudes toward migration are a key driver of political instability and controversy across Europe and North America.