Yearn though Colombians might for peace, fifty years of war has left them yearning even more for justice.
Sometimes understanding why some country is blowing up another, or why it's blowing itself up, is hard. Not a lot of people make that easier. Geopolitics Made Super aims to break down foreign policy and make it more fun or, failing that, to at least make you get why one nation does something that makes you so, so mad.
The Filipino president’s rhetoric reeks of opportunism rather than strategy, but there is risk in the long term.
Age-old stereotypes about the Middle East do little to help us make sense of the war in Syria today.
Russia and the United States have short-, medium- and long-term interests in pacifying Syria.
Different leaders have different reasons for insulting the American president. Often, it’s a sign of weakness.
Turkey’s first priority is stopping Kurdish separatism. Longer term, it is looking at gaining regional influence.
The fanatical Sunni group has all the trappings of a state, but it is still beholden to a destructive ideology.
The two Slavic peoples are willing to suffer far more than Westerners for their perceived national interests.
Mosul fell because of the Iraqi state’s dysfunction. The counteroffensive may succeed, but it won’t be enough.
The Arab League gives the political impression of unity while sweeping real problems under the rug.
By every objective measure, the world is becoming a better place. So why doesn’t it always feel that way?
Recep Erdoğan’s ability to quash the military putsch gives him free rein to reverse Turkish history.