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.
How an American agribusiness giant's alleged bribes illustrate Ukraine's endemic graft problem.
As new corruption allegations swirl around Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, how long can his election mandate protect him?
Forget just shutting down Twitter, now Turkey's embattled prime minster has taken to denouncing Ottoman sultans.
A human rights lawyer explains why party leaders have been doing this for decades.
Hey, world, we Malaysians know you want straight answers about MH370. But you’re asking the wrong government.
Russians are celebrating Crimea's return. The West is bent on punishing Moscow. And Ukrainians are feeling more besieged than ever.
Meet Dmytro Firtash, the shady billionaire at the heart of Russia’s energy stranglehold over Kiev.
The story of Cameroon's late 'Guitar Man,' who spent his life fighting to take down a brutal autocrat.
It's time for a frank conversation about some of the unsavory characters in Kiev.
Once again, Malaysia's ruling party turns to outdated sodomy laws to discredit the opposition.
Back in the days of the Arab Spring, optimists predicted a bright future for democratic upheavals around the world. But the reality in places like Ukraine, Venezuela, Turkey, and Thailand is far messier.
Does Chinese President Xi Jinping really make one-twentieth of Obama’s salary?
How the Syrian government's use of snipers against its own citizens gives the lie to its talk of fighting terrorism.
Vladimir Putin's forces in Crimea are trying to pick a fight. But the Ukrainians hunkered down in their bases have every interest in abstaining.
Vladimir Putin is justifying his grab for Crimea with the need to protect the "Russian-speaking population" in Ukraine. But why stop there?
Yulia Tymoshenko is out of prison, but the heroine of the Orange Revolution may not be the leader Ukraine wants.
Does the concept of "human rights" still have meaning in a world where everything qualifies?
Chinese are whispering about the possible downfall of Beijing's J. Edgar Hoover. Why won't they talk about it out loud?
Ukraine's new leaders took down a president. Can they rebuild their country?
Pro-democracy protesters in Kiev are triumphant. In Moscow they're still taking it on the chin.
An activist explains why the authorities cracked down on a peaceful protest to commemorate the victims of tsarist-era genocide.