Afghan banks dodged an international black mark Friday when a watchdog organization gave the government another shot at cleaning up its corrupt banking system.
Lessons from a lifetime of political activism.
As accusations of voter fraud fly, Afghanistan’s presidential race is ripping the country apart.
Why did it take two administrations to learn that Baghdad doesn’t work like Washington?
Corruption, fraud, and match-fixing all go together in Africa’s biggest oil pit.
Tunisia's media sector still has a long way to go before it can serve as a bulwark of democracy. The third in our series of Lab Reports on Tunisia.
How Azerbaijan's dictator woos the United States and Europe.
Post-revolutionary Tunisia has made great strides toward democracy. Now it needs to deliver on promises of economic growth. The second in our series of Lab Reports on Tunisia.
Vigilantes in the Philippines have killed kids, drug dealers, and petty thieves. The government that paid their salaries insists they don't exist.
Ukrainians hope that Petro Poroshenko can lead them out of the current crisis. But can one man provide the solution to all the country's problems?
Chile has made progress toward democracy. Why do its indigenous people still feel left out?
The Obama administration was against Russia sanctions before it was for them.
The OSCE was designed to ensure peace in Europe. Now the conflict in Ukraine is confronting it with perhaps the greatest crisis in its history.
Nigeria's high-flying finance minister built Africa's biggest economy. But can she survive her country's turbulent domestic politics?
How the renowned director's latest film distorts history and whitewashes an authoritarian thug.
Burma's Rohingya minority could fall victim to full-scale genocide if the international community doesn't intervene.
Seventeen years after he fled the country, Mobutu Sese Seko is still being held responsible for the shortcomings of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Here's why that view is overly simplistic.
Is East Africa’s economic powerhouse becoming the continent’s newest lootocracy?
Though some deride Russia for backward thinking, Putin's strategy in Ukraine betrays a nuanced understanding of 21st century geopolitics.
As the Indian election continues, voters are concerned about corruption like never before. But will anything really change?
Happy talk isn't going to help Ukraine and Moldova deter Vladimir Putin.
Tracking the downfall of one of the most feared men in China.
Deciphering the Chinese Communist Party's code for official misconduct.
Algeria's ailing, invisible strongman is a lock to win a fourth term as president. But things are not so quiet behind the scenes.
Algeria's long-ruling president is cruising to victory in the polls. But the outside world shouldn't be fooled: The authorities are losing control.
Corruption plagues many democracies, emerging or otherwise. Here are a few tips for those who want to fight back.
Millions collected on goods coming into Afghanistan isn’t making it to state coffers.
How Burmese rebels are waging war on the opium industry.
Countries around the world, both democratic and authoritarian, are cracking down on freedom of assembly. It's time to push back.
Tunisia has made it farther down the road to democracy than any other Arab Spring country. That means that it deserves hands-on support from the West -- sooner rather than later.