What today’s activists can learn from the life and times of the heroic Polish politician who passed away earlier this week.
Meet Brazil's James Carville -- and the other political consultants who are shaking up Latin America's electoral landscape.
We often ask why some people choose to resist authoritarian regimes. But the better question might be why so many decide to cooperate.
A historian's look at revolution and its discontents.
Almost as long as there have been governments, there have been attempts to overthrow them. But what does history tell us about the recent uprisings in the Middle East?
Russia's back in Afghanistan, this time in cooperation with the West -- but do objectives really align?
For Europe the effects of the Berlin Wall's collapse were almost as surprising as the fall itself. Here are 4 of the unexpected consequences that the end of the Soviet Union had for Europe -- ones even the experts didn't see coming.
When Deng Xiaoping met with Mikhail Gorbachev in May 1989, neither communist leader could have predicted that the events simultaneously transpiring in Tiananmen Square would ricochet around the world -- all the way to the Berlin Wall.
Reagan? Economics? The CIA? Why the usual suspects get too much credit. Part of an FP series, 20 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall.
Why remembrance of past imperial glory holds back Russia today. Part of an FP series, 20 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall.
When the Berlin Wall came down, the world cheered -- and the West Germans sipped lattes. Part of an FP series, 20 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall.