Reporting tends to portray Islamic Sharia law as barbaric. Guest blogger Alex Thurston writes that this tendency hinders a chance to understand countries like Mali in their complexity.
Mitt Romney has been both vaunted and vilified for his business background. Here's how running a corporation really compares to running a country.
If Arabs want significantly greater freedom and economic development, they and their leaders must be fully committed to making it so.
Part of being a wise politician – and an adult – is compromising with your ideological rivals sometimes, especially when it's for the greater good of a divided government and recovering nation. Lately, it seems President Obama is the only grown-up in the room.