Thailand under military rule may look calm. But big changes are coming, whether the generals like it or not.
It took at least 10 trucks to haul off Xu Caihou's accumulated booty.
Macau's casinos are taking a hit from China's sweeping anti-corruption crackdown.
Turkey's strongman has broken the power of the military. Could that ensure the long-term victory of democracy?
The United States wants to spread democratic values around the world. It can start by cleaning up its own act at home.
Igor Shuvalov, Russia’s deputy prime minister, is supposed to have the cleanest hands in the Kremlin. So where’d he get a quarter of a billion dollars?
Obama's small war means big profits -- and little oversight -- for defense contractors and hired guns.
Why democracy is worth fighting for -- now more than ever.
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.