An encouraging number of the world's people voted in 2012. But voting does not a democracy make.
From Turkey to Congo, next year's wars threaten global stability.
The triumph of democracy isn't inevitable. It has to be fought for.
Nicolás Maduro has risen to No. 2 in Venezuela by trying to stay invisible. If Hugo Chávez dies, will this former bus driver take the country off the cliff?
Brazil's most celebrated architect leaves behind a decidedly mixed legacy.
As the net flow of immigrants from Mexico nears zero, violent and impoverished Central American countries have emerged as the fastest-rising source of illegal immigrants to the U.S.
The developed world could make a big difference to the global economy simply by helping migrants to do what comes naturally: send money home.
When the leaders of Mexico and the United States meet for the first time, they'll have a chance to make real progress on issues that have been stalled for decades.
Carne Ross's quixotic crusade to help emerging nations get their seat at the table.
Why the Cuban government's new law relaxing travel restrictions isn't what it's reported to be.
The good news: Colombia is stable. The bad news: Colombia is stable.
Why corruption is set to become one of the defining political issues of the 21st century.
Meet Brazil's James Carville -- and the other political consultants who are shaking up Latin America's electoral landscape.
Latin Americans may prefer Barack Obama over Mitt Romney, but few believe either candidate will pay the region the attention it deserves.
We often ask why some people choose to resist authoritarian regimes. But the better question might be why so many decide to cooperate.
Why do Pentagon securocrats continue to censor well-known, publicly available information?
Announcing the award-winning insights from our nation's closest brush with nuclear war.
President Hugo Chávez’s victory in the presidential election has some Venezuelans wondering whether it's time to leave.
The scariest moment in history was even scarier than we thought.
The rise of China and India has long since become a cliche. In fact, neither country has done all that well since the crash of 2008 -- but these emerging powerhouses have cleaned up.
The Venezuelan election is too close to call. But one thing seems clear: No one expects Hugo Chávez to go down without a fight.
For the first time in many years, Venezuela’s presidential election is raising the possibility of an electoral defeat for Hugo Chávez. But if he loses, does that mean he’ll go?
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.