The French government is using psy-ops and parental logic to turn U.S. President Donald Trump into a fan of NATO.
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The Chinese leader's latest global export strategy: tools for human control.
The Thai drama shows a global community does indeed exist and can do great good.
Hillary Clinton's new campaign memoir remains true to her long-standing line: The fault for any mistakes always lies with others.
Acting like a rhetorical warmonger, U.S. President Donald Trump is providing the Saudis with ample blessing for their internecine warfare.
Donald Trump appears to have no idea that the principal source of support that Salafist terrorists use has Saudi Arabia written all over it.
Germany's middle-of-the-road voters have arrived at the conclusion that Merkel should have known better than to open Germany's borders to all asylum seekers.
There aren't two leaders on Earth today who face such similar challenges in running their two organizations as Pope Francis and Chinese President Xi Jinping.
The Vietnamese still long for U.S. acknowledgment of the wrongs it committed when it waged the Vietnam War.
The ultimate test for presidential candidates in the U.S. is whom voters would rather want to have over in their backyard for an afternoon barbecue. Can Hillary Clinton pass it?