We tend to think of terrorists and gangsters - the professionally violent – as opponents of the state. In fact, they are alternatives to it. Like politicians, gangsters and terrorists are interested in governance.
Ruling president peacefully concedes power to opponent after loss.
South African Trevor Noah, the newly-announced host of The Daily Show, joins Brits John Oliver and James Corden in the US’s coveted late-night slots.
Writing from Sevastapol, the BBC World Affairs editor John Simpson explains how the Russian president is stalling - and his Crimean coup is an attempt to distract the west.
The Russian president has been in power in some capacity for 15 years. Is his political autumn finally looming?
As the PDP and APC battle it out on the billboards, alliances continue to shift in a country defined by its political changeability.
Roland Kelts wonders whether Japan-style stagnation would really be so bad in the west.
Singapore's former prime minister and founding father dies aged 91.
The leader of the New Zealand Labour Party on the shared challenges for social democrats.
Saddam Hussein's demolished tomb is resonant in symbolism, but it is not a unique story.
Historical parallels of religious self-righteousness and nascent nationalism.
Although polls suggested a tight race, Israel's Prime Minister has won for another term.
Its jihadis call for a global caliphate. So why deny religion drives Isis?
While his statements on Crimea are alarming, rumours of the Russian president's death have been – oh, you know how it goes.
Binyamin Netanyahu, Naftali Bennett, Yisrael Beytenu - each of Israel's potential leaders faces an uncertain future as the country votes.
It is not only lazy to stick to an approach that precludes talking with terrorists, but probably means more decades of innocent people being killed on all sides.
The conventional wisdom suggests a violent reading of the Quran is at the heart of Islamic State's political violence – but it's wrong.
Doom, whisky, and getting lost in mazes: what are the options for the UK flouncing out of the European Union?
“Can you tell us who he is? So we know which one to photograph?”
Delhi is refusing to air a documentary about the gang rape and murder of a 23-year-old medical student in 2012.
Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has destroyed the peace in Europe for a generation.
The west can do very little to intervene as Putin hunkers down.
Report lays out systematic racial discrimination in Ferguson justice system but upholds Darren Wilson's version of the events preceding Michael Brown's death.
The decision by the mayor of Paris’s 20th arrondissement to withdraw from an event with a well-known feminist and anti-racist campaigner has sparked questions of how racism and Islamophobia are discussed in France after the Charlie Hebdo attacks.
Talking to Russians young and old, Jana Bakunina found five main reasons why support for the president has not declined in the face of international pressure.
Meet the co-founder of New Yorkers Against Bratton, who wants New York cops to clean up their act.
Thanks to the EU, wine is more affordable, flights are cheaper and you can access the internet on your phone abroad without having to get another mortgage. And that’s not all. . .
While the UK still has a military recruitment age of 16, it’s hard to see how effective they can be in helping other countries relinquish the practice.