May 30, 2012 The Obama administration hopes to persuade Syrian President Bashar Assad to step aside, as Yemen's president did. The so-called Yemen model was expedient at the time. But experts say it didn't resolve some of the country's underlying problems and might not be easily replicated in Syria.
May 21, 2012 Chinese activists have often fallen off the radar after leaving their homeland. Activist Chen Guangcheng is now safely in America, but hopes he can still play a role in China, where he fought forced abortions and sought to improve conditions for the disabled.
May 20, 2012 U.S. diplomats can breathe a little easier knowing Chen Guangcheng is in the U.S. and the weeks of difficult negotiations and high drama are behind them. Chen arrived Saturday with his wife and two children in New York, where he has a fellowship to study.
May 18, 2012 As President Obama hosts leaders of the Group of Eight, he's announcing a major initiative to boost investments in rural Africa. The program aims to lift millions out of poverty and will include several billion dollars in investments from private companies.