Even in the Information Age, there are unknown quantities in Brazil.
Iran's president came to office promising liberalization and a better relationship with the West. But can he really have both?
As ISIS marches toward Baghdad, can Washington afford to sit on the sidelines?
Tunisia's media sector still has a long way to go before it can serve as a bulwark of democracy. The third in our series of Lab Reports on Tunisia.
Post-revolutionary Tunisia has made great strides toward democracy. Now it needs to deliver on promises of economic growth. The second in our series of Lab Reports on Tunisia.
Tunisia's main political forces have agreed on a deal to shore up the political middle and undermine extremists. That could be a crucial milestone on the path to democracy. The first in our series of Lab Reports on Tunisia.
The peace process has failed again, and it's time for Israel's neighbors to shoulder the burden of dealing with the Palestinians.
The world may look like it's roiling now, but the 1980s were far worse.
A future President Sisi urgently needs to reform Egypt's economy. But he has to make sure it's not just the rich who benefit.
Meet the man crazy enough to run for president against the new strongman in Cairo.
A deadly SARS-like virus is sweeping the Middle East -- could it go global?
Why apocalyptic warnings from America's diplomat-in-chief will do nothing to advance the peace process.
Britain has plenty of good reasons to stop its citizens from fighting in Syria, but asking mothers to inform on their sons won't work.
The reconciliation deal between Hamas and the PLO is long overdue. And America should welcome it.
Algeria's ailing, invisible strongman is a lock to win a fourth term as president. But things are not so quiet behind the scenes.
The coming election in Iraq could decide the fate of the country's struggling democracy. The United States needs to take a stand.
Tunisia has made it farther down the road to democracy than any other Arab Spring country. That means that it deserves hands-on support from the West -- sooner rather than later.
Societies attempting to make the transition to democracy should start by establishing a consensus on basic values.
Egypt’s top general is a shoo-in to win the race for president. Then the hard part begins.
Why the world must stop Bashar al-Assad from indiscriminately raining crude barrel bombs down on Syrian civilians.
Senior U.S. officials are deeply troubled by Russia's annexation of Crimea, but self-interest may drive both sides to freeze this crisis before it gets too hot.
President Obama takes a big risk and scores a win for democracy -- and no one gives a damn.
As rockets and threats fly fast and furious, a familiar tension builds in the Middle East.
Back in the days of the Arab Spring, optimists predicted a bright future for democratic upheavals around the world. But the reality in places like Ukraine, Venezuela, Turkey, and Thailand is far messier.
How the Syrian government's use of snipers against its own citizens gives the lie to its talk of fighting terrorism.
The kingdom is using an army of flacks to keep the illusion of peace and stability.
Egypt's entire cabinet just resigned. Will it make any difference?