2018 saw populist political movements drive leadership crises in France, Germany and the UK. The World asks Francis Fukuyama, author of "The End of History," to focus on identity politics and ginned up divisions in those countries and here in the US.
North Korea, Russia, Ukraine and Myanmar are all countries that led to questions of global security.
From artist Ai Weiwei, to the coach of Afghanistan's national women’s team Kelly Lindsey, host Marco Werman shares his favorite interviews of 2018.
For decades, Thailand moved in lockstep with America’s global war on drugs — and sometimes waged that war with an aggression that wouldn’t fly in the US, so the legalization of medical pot is quite remarkable.
Dire warnings about climate change made headlines this fall, but it wasn’t all bad news: Cape Town avoided Day Zero, kids led grown-ups in action on global warming, and scientists launched Antarctic research to better predict rising seas.
There was a lot of great music released this year, but we had to narrow it down. Here's a selection of our favorites as chosen by The World's Marco Werman, April Peavey and Brandi Fullwood.
Here are the 10 most-read AWL stories from the year.