Ukraine has long faced a choice: Should it cast its lot with Russia or the European Union? 2013 is shaping up to be the year Kyiv finally decides. The first in our series of Lab Reports.
Democracy Lab is celebrating its first anniversary. Here are some of the things we've learned over the past year -- and where we're headed in year two.
From Turkey to Congo, next year's wars threaten global stability.
Not really. Watch what the Kremlin does, not what it says.
The new Georgian government's arrests of oppositionists have critics crying foul. But they should let justice run its course.
The developed world could make a big difference to the global economy simply by helping migrants to do what comes naturally: send money home.
Georgia's president-elect is putting the country in strong danger of losing its hard won democracy.
Carne Ross's quixotic crusade to help emerging nations get their seat at the table.
Can the new Turkish-Russian nuclear plant be a model for safe energy, or will it be an environmental and proliferation risk?
Vladimir Putin's secret (fake) letter of congratulations to Xi Jinping.
How a tragic twist of fate is fueling a revolt against Armenia’s overweening tycoons.
How the administration has tightened relations with Warsaw.
In the wake of this month’s watershed election in Georgia, a new prime minister and an incumbent president are figuring out how to keep their personal enmity from breaking into open warfare.
The U.S. and Russia never really cured their nuclear mistrust. And now it's come back.
The results of Georgia’s parliamentary election caught American pollsters completely off guard. They should have tried asking the right questions.
Some of the world's bravest dissidents are pursuing their fight against injustice with little attention from the outside world. But that doesn't mean they aren't worth knowing about. Here's a list of remarkable people who rarely make it into the headlines.
Mikheil Saakashvili's conciliatory reaction to his party's loss in the election seems to prove his critics wrong. Now let's see if the winner can do as well.
Emotions are running high as Georgians vote in a watershed parliamentary election.
As Georgian voters prepare to vote in a crucial parliamentary election, a look back at one of the signature programs of President Mikheil Saakashvili.
The run-up to Georgia's October 1 election has been dirty, demeaning, and rife with abuses of power and allegations of corruption. It’s also the best thing to happen to Georgia in a long time.
There's no one-size-fits-all approach to transition economies. But slow and steady often wins the race.
Turkey's voluble prime minister has talked himself into a corner on Syria. Will the spiraling unrest next door finally force him to back up his words?
Foreign Policy speaks with the Swedish activists who dropped a planeload of stuffed animals into Belarus, Europe's last dictatorship.
There are plenty of good yardsticks for the state of women’s rights around the world. Parliamentary representation isn’t one of them.
The post-Soviet region has begun a high-stakes arms race, fueled by competition for recently discovered oil fields.