History is re-told to fit the needs of the present, but these distortions create violent conflicts of their own
A new generation of Syrian artists, cartoonists, photographers and writers has emerged from the region's bitter conflict
The US has a convincing bid, and historical precedent may be on its side
The whole nation has been incorrectly taught that Chinese people discovered and named the South China Sea's islands
The jihadi leader has styled himself the new "Caliph," but what does that mean?
Dominic Raab / June 25, 2014
"To claim that Britain and the US left Iraq a better place in 2003 is delusional"
The collapse of the latest peace talks leaves Israel "in a real bind," but may also open a new way through
Why is the Chinese government discouraging learning our language?
Robert Fry / June 12, 2014
The struggle against the insurgency has wider consequences for the conflict between Sunni and Shia Islam