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.
The current political standoff in Thailand is a symptom of deeper problems that can't be solved by watering down democratic process.
Why the country George Orwell once skewered is finally embracing its non-native son.
In Thailand's restive politics, it's the royals who have the power to soothe the country -- or destabilize it.
Protests against the authoritarian government of Prime Minister Hun Sen are reaching a boiling point.
A possible energy deal between Russia and Iran could torpedo U.S. nuclear talks with Iran
The year ahead will tell us a lot about the state of democracy around the world. But voting is just one part of the story.
For human rights advocates, 2013 brought many grim setbacks. Yet there were still some important signs of progress.
Burma's census disregards the complex ethnic identities of its people. Could this breathe new life into sectarian conflict?
The Cambodian opposition is flooding the streets. But success depends on whether it can play politics.
Why Burma's rebels have every reason to be suspicious of government emissaries talking peace.
As the government and opposition forces take to the streets, an exiled billionaire waits in the wings, and battle lines are drawn.
America is resurrecting the same strategy that failed in Iraq -- and ground troops will pay the price.
Embroiled in a nasty legal fight over the South China Sea, Beijing is putting Manila on notice -- even in the midst of tragedy.
What today’s activists can learn from the life and times of the heroic Polish politician who passed away earlier this week.
The British Commonwealth is stirring up unaccustomed controversy -- and that's a good thing.
The United Nations wants us to make life better for girls. It's a worthy aim. But what does that mean in practice?
Why are investors suddenly fleeing markets in South and Southeast Asia?