New optimism on climate change

The Paris agreement on reducing greenhouse gas emissions has led to new hope that the worst effects of climate change may be avoided. On this...

Myanmar’s pivotal election

Voters in Myanmar will go to the polls Nov. 8 to elect a parliament in what will be a milestone in the country's transition from military rule to...

Myanmar’s moment

An explainer on Myanmar's Nov. 8 elections After a half-century of military rule, Myanmar's election Nov. 8 is a key milestone in the country's...

Halting the spread of the bomb

For more than 20 months, the world watched as the five permanent members of the UN Security Council and Germany hammered out a deal with Iran...