Or to total thuggery? The dark side of Internet culture's obsession with anonymity.
Given all the big issues with Asia these days, it's certainly not good. But the government shutdown would have limited any hope for breakthroughs.
The slaughter at Nairobi's Westgate Mall is more than just a tragedy of the moment. If Al Shabab gets its way, it could cost far more lives going forward.
Why will his absence be mourned as new Iranian President Hassan Rouhani gears up for his UN debut?
The strange tale of an effort to claim that Syria's rebels were responsible for a chemical weapons attack near Damascus.
An attempt at breaking down who Syria's rebels are, and what they want.
The '60s TV super-spy and his boss on trust, security theater, and protecting secrets.
It's important to remember that the source of information about Syria's rebels is as important as the information itself.
Depends on who you ask.
The information wars are heating up in Egypt.
We're hearing questions we never heard in 2003.
If chemical weapons were used in Syria last week, that's awful - but far less awful than the overall toll of the war so far.
Some Muslim Brotherhood supporters have taken up weapons, and the Egyptian military and police are heavily armed. But now, it seems, they have company.
Comparisons of Egypt to regional nations that have witnessed ruinous civil wars are premature – but worth noting.
A return to long-term military management of politics has a certain charm for Egypt's generals. Here's why.
The US secretary of State initially hailed Egypt's military as 'restorers of democracy,' but after more than 500 were killed in Cairo yesterday, he is changing his tune.
The US strained mightily to avoid calling Morsi's ouster a coup and to continue military aid. Egypt's military answered back today.
The Egyptian military's violent dispersal of a Muslim Brotherhood protest camp in Cairo overnight left scores dead and has set the stage for a bloodier period in Egypt.
The Israeli government's latest settlement expansion, just days before another round of peace talks, is nothing to worry about, according to Secretary Kerry.