Is the international community about to censure Hungary for giving up on its young democratic institutions?
How one of Southeast Asia's most corrupt countries gave power over funding to its poorest citizens.
The policies that helped Brazil to healthy growth over the past decade have lost momentum. The next president will need bold new ideas that look beyond the short term. Third in our series of Lab Reports on Brazil.
Brazilians want change. But they'll only get it if their new president can combine the urge to reform with the will to govern. The second in our series of Lab Reports on Brazil.
Robust reform can seem impossible for governments mired in corruption. But the solution is pretty simple: Focus on policies, not politics.
Too often reformers treat progress toward democracy as if it were a matter of all or nothing. Here's a plea for the messy approach.
Low-level officials are learning the hard way to avoid big banquets, lavish floral arrangements, and long-winded speeches.
As Turkey's ruling party consolidates its power, the space for free expression narrows. The third in our series of Lab Reports on Turkey.
Russia's opposition got crushed in last weekend's local elections. But that didn't exactly come as a surprise.
A Ukrainian leader on the run, his mansion, and a 15-year-old corruption case.
I was one of Ashraf Ghani’s chief campaign strategists, and no, we did not steal the Afghan election. We won it fair and square -- with Facebook, road rallies, and people power.
Why the memory of a mass hostage-taking -- and the botched rescue attempt that followed -- continues to haunt Russia.
Ukraine's new rulers hope to clean up a country that is among the most corrupt in the world. But they don't have a chance if the Western banks keep accepting money stolen from Ukraine.
An ascendant populist movement is shining a light on government corruption. In response, the ruling ANC is resorting to slurs to remind voters that it is the party of the people.
China's anti-corruption campaign trains its sights on online gift-giving.
After years of pursuing peace and stability, Kenya's political factions are returning to bare-knuckle politics.
Moldova could be the Kremlin's next target. But Europe isn't ready to come to the rescue.
After fleeing their homes and surviving a perilous Mediterranean crossing, African migrants in Italy are falling prey to labor gangs.
The revolutionaries of the Maidan wanted to end crony capitalism. But it's back with a vengeance.
Africa's Ebola outbreak isn't just a health care problem. It's also about a crisis of governance.
On Weibo, a provincial anti-graft official has dared to call out the current and former heads of a powerful regulatory body.
The years of easy growth are over. Turkey can only sustain its economic success by undertaking bold reforms. The second in our series of Lab Reports on Turkey.
Georgia's ex-president stands accused of abusing his power. His friends in the West should let the law run its course.
Former security czar Zhou Yongkang was deposed because he lost a power struggle, not because he was corrupt.
How China's once-feared top security chief Zhou Yongkang became just a sad old man.
China reacts to the downfall of its once-powerful security czar.
Four years after a devastating earthquake, Haiti remains a mess. It's time to bring Haitians from all walks of life into a national conversation about the country's future.
India prides itself on its respect for democratic values. So why are civil society groups under attack?
Chinese netizens rejoice after once-swaggering state news anchor Rui Chenggang gets detained in a corruption probe.