Cheap fuels such as diesel and coal are hard to clean up without costly, cumbersome technology. That's no excuse to cheat.
The US president has enormous power. But as the outgoing president notes, real power still resides with the people.
Unchecked nepotism can undermine the norms of democratic governance.
After four decades of separation, the Greek and Turkish communities of Cyprus are closer than ever to reuniting.
Crime in Chicago is at alarming levels, but 25 years ago, New York was in the same position.
Doubting the work of intelligence agencies can be healthy. Doubting in the face of strong evidence to the contrary isn't.
Repealing and replacing 'Obamacare' has plenty of unknowns. Uncertainty surrounding the effort could be the biggest.
Germany’s response to terror attacks shows the continued need for cross-border cooperation.
On foreign policy, the US Senate could become a significant check and balance during the Trump administration.
While political differences are likely to persist, a new peace plan for Syria could bring relief for long-suffering civilians.