The Syrian conflict is making 2012 the deadliest year on record for journalists.
Settlement plans east of Jerusalem – decried by the US and Europeans – were meant to punish Palestinians and satisfy domestic political pressure in Israel, Ambassador Michael Oren says.
Obama is unequivocal about his intent to refocus on US domestic issues during his second term. But the world is not likely to cooperate. Here are seven foreign-policy challenges already bearing down on him.
Why Iran's iron ayatollah distrusts the US and what that means for nuclear talks and the possibility of war with the West.