Will lithium power prosperity in South America?

Chile, Bolivia, and Argentina are tightening their control of an element at the heart of green technology.

World War II analogies are about as useful today as carrier pigeons

Comparisons to that war usually don’t hold up, because most conflicts don’t start or end like it did.

Republicans would be wise to drop the talk of bombing Mexico

Threats of military action against drug cartels come across very differently south of the border.

The incalculable moral cost of proxy wars

Appealing because they can be fought on the cheap. Appalling because they are so very hard to end.

Indonesia finally begins to confront its history

Admitting the ugliness in their pasts is no easier for countries than it is for individuals.