The French actor's case is the exception that proves the rule: Citizenship still matters.
An encouraging number of the world's people voted in 2012. But voting does not a democracy make.
Polish leaders think they've found a path to energy independence, but their high hopes could prove premature.
If it weren't for Poland, we'd all be speaking Mongolian right now.
Parts of the old Soviet bloc have moved on. So why is Belarus still mired in despotism?
Poland is the classic market economy. But it knows that its future depends on staying close to the European Union.
Are Russia and China trying to take over the Internet? Probably. But so far they aren't having much luck.
The developed world could make a big difference to the global economy simply by helping migrants to do what comes naturally: send money home.
Carne Ross's quixotic crusade to help emerging nations get their seat at the table.
Britain's Conservatives are rolling out the red carpet for Vladimir Putin's wealthy oligarchs.
Why does the planet's No. 1 spy never go to the really dangerous places?
Why corruption is set to become one of the defining political issues of the 21st century.
The United States needs to decide whether to treat Russia as a marginal global actor or an asset in America's global strategy.
Man does not live by GDP alone. An introduction to the Legatum Institute's latest Prosperity Index.
We often ask why some people choose to resist authoritarian regimes. But the better question might be why so many decide to cooperate.
The growing insecurity of religious and ethnic minorities is one of the biggest problems arising from the Arab Spring. But much can be done to protect them.
The business community is fed up with President Yanukovych's corruption and management. Is real change on the horizon?
The U.S. and Russia never really cured their nuclear mistrust. And now it's come back.
The president's naivete about Vladimir Putin is the root cause of his failure.