President Bashar Assad will probably rule once again over a united Syria — a deeply discouraging prospect but probably the least bad option that remains.
The period of economic and political upheaval that began in 2016 will continue this year.
The sensible response to terrorist attacks is prevention: good intelligence-gathering and smarter security measures, not mass arrests and foreign wars.
Much of the coverage that the Western media has run on eastern Aleppo is propaganda produced produced by the rebels.
If Donald Trump pursues his madman strategy toward China, we are all in for a rough time.
Gambia President Yahya Jammeh shocked his nation and the world when he said he would honor an election that saw him defeated.
With the siege of Aleppo apparently drawing to an end, the question will be whether the outside powers accept Bashar Assad's victory or keep the war going.
Even if South Korean President Park Geun-hye isn't forced to resign, she's finished politically.
The effort to avoid a climate disaster will stumble in other countries even while Trump reigns in Washington.
"In Turkey, we are progressively putting behind bars all people who take the liberty of voicing even the slightest criticism of the government," wrote author Orhan Pamuk, Turkey's first Nobel Prize winner. "Freedom of thought no longer exists. We are distancing ourselves at high ...