Paradoxically, US foreign policy has always been focused on neighbourly expansion of territory without the pursuance of global hegemony.
It's now 21 years since the end of the Soviet Union, but Russia's politics are still strikingly teenage in nature.
The GOP has allowed the Democrats to seize their ideological heartland - patriotism and defence.
US president opens up a five-point lead over Romney in latest national poll.
On stage, Obama spoke truth from power - the essential task of a political leader.
On foreign policy, the Republican candidate and the US President share a method and a worldview.
The case of Rimsha Masih could be a watershed moment in the struggle for religious toleration.
Barack Obama on Mitt Romney's Olympics gaffe.
The Republican candidate didn't get the poll bounce he needed from his party's convention.
South Africa is riddled with corruption and clientelism but it is not a dictatorship.
What is the impeccable logic of the liberal way to run the world? “Improve” your form, the west tells the peoples of the world, or we’ll kill you.
Michelle Obama on what she's learned from her husband's presidency.
"It's Barack. We need you"
"You lazy bitches is fucking up the economy"
The current threat to western power is not from the Muslim Brotherhood but from ongoing revolutionary dynamics in Egypt.
According to Tutu, Blair has forfeited his right to pose as an exemplar of leadership.
There is a perverse logic behind the Syrian regime’s measures.
For now, Egypt’s financial stability depends on keeping the US and Saudi Arabia happy.
Supreme irony that the ANC should deploy the very laws that sent their comrades to the gallows.
The company has blocked "Drones+" from its app store.
The man with no name interviews the guest with no body.
Recess has allowed a few key figures the chance to attend the US conventions.
The atmosphere between Washington and Beijing has soured, with mutual recriminations rising over the South China Sea, trade and human rights.
You are better off believing in the tooth fairy than the Republican pair's economic strategy.
A population that lives in fear of state violence, and a 99 per cent election tally that could have come from the Soviet era - welcome to Putin's Russia.
In August 2011, Syrian government thugs came for Ali Ferzat, the cartoonist who had dared to oppose Bashar al-Assad. They broke his hands and left him for dead - but he wasn't going to go quietly.
The Archbishop withdraws from event, citing Blair's support for the war in Iraq as "morally indefensible".