Their religion may stress peace, but some Buddhists are showing that they’re entirely capable of violence in the name of faith.
Buddhist monks have been major instigators of the recent violence against Muslims in Burma.
In Burma, members of the pro-democracy opposition are struggling to school themselves in the ins and outs of a liberal society. But so far it's an uphill battle.
The only way to stop Pyongyang's cycle of brinkmanship and extortion is to address the real problem -- South Korea.
How Kim Jong Un is like Bashar al-Assad, and why being in way over his head could lead to war.
Why the daughter of Malaysia’s opposition leader embodies the hopes of the democratic reform movement.
The U.S. military doesn’t exactly have an unblemished record when it comes to promoting democracy. Is there a way to change that?
How an ex-British prime minister’s sister-in-law, a headhunter’s grandson, dodgy PR firms, and a Malaysian kingpin are colliding in a fight over the future of democracy.
Yes, Muslim-majority Indonesia has made a successful transition to democracy. But no, that doesn’t make it an example for the Arab Spring.
Images from the women's rights rallies that have been taking place around the world this week.
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.
How China crushed the triad gangs and created the world's new gambling Mecca.
The world’s leading nations are convening a meeting on the fight against corruption. Here’s what they ought to be discussing.
As Myanmar’s messy democracy turns to the West, Beijing debates stirring up ethnic tensions to rile the government and maintain its leverage.
Indonesia has been coasting on its natural wealth for too long. Now it's time to start investing in the country's people.
An encouraging number of the world's people voted in 2012. But voting does not a democracy make.
Could New Delhi's growing naval force change the balance of power in the Pacific?
The developed world could make a big difference to the global economy simply by helping migrants to do what comes naturally: send money home.
We love to celebrate heroic crusaders for human rights. But what about the dictator who decides to surrender his powers?
How critical can the powerful be of the truly powerful in modern China?