The first U.S. airstrikes on Islamic State strongholds in Syria Monday triggered a quiet hum from the international community, even though the bombing was launched without an invitation from the Syrian government.
When Ebola first hit rural Guinea last April, panicked villagers spread conspiracy theories that the virus was nothing more than a neocolonial ploy to weaken already marginalized ethnic groups.
A tense, fifteen-minute ceremony at Kabul's presidential palace ended with an awkward hug between Ashraf Ghani and Abdullah Abdullah, who had spent months trading accusations of wide-ranging voter fraud, signing a power-sharing deal that will make Ghani president and Abdullah Afghanistan's chief executive officer, a title created especially for the agreement.
When a former Special Forces sniper allegedly jumped over a White House fence and sprinted to the unlocked front doors of President Barack Obama's private residence Friday night, Secret Service officials initially told the public not to worry: the suspect, they said, had been unarmed. That assessment seems right, except for the whole "unarmed" part.
The Atlantic Council's newest fellow has been a key strategist for several wars -- all fought on gaming consoles and computer screens.
Until recently, Dave Anthony was a director and writer for Call of Duty, one of the biggest video game franchises ever. Known for its realistic graphics and plots inspired by real-world events, the series has sold well over 100 million copies and generated billions of dollars in revenue. Anthony managed a development team and budget on the scale of a Hollywood blockbuster.