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Why Russia's ludicrous attempt to silence Alexey Navalny is a throwback to the bad old times of Stalin and Khrushchev.
Development aid is inherently political - and that's not a bad thing.
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Why World Bank President Jim Yong Kim is right to subject the Bank’s global business report to fresh scrutiny.
How a tiny Baltic republic succeeded in taking its oligarchs down a peg.
Malaysia’s pro-democracy activists might not win Sunday’s election. But they could win the battle against electoral fraud.
Pakistan's former dictator returned home to what he thought would be a hero's welcome. Instead, a court ordered his arrest -- and put the military in an awkward spot.
Just one year into François Hollande's presidency, he's on the ropes and praying for a miracle.
Russia is pushing ahead with its projects for the 2014 Winter Olympics. But not everyone is happy.
Why the daughter of Malaysia’s opposition leader embodies the hopes of the democratic reform movement.
Why Reagan’s former budget chief is like a crazy person howling in the wind. Let’s ignore him.
Pro-democracy activists around the world are discovering that humor is one of the most powerful weapons in the fight against authoritarianism.
Was a U.N. diplomat pushed out of his position for airing Port-au-Prince's dirty laundry in public?
Yes, institutions are important. But institutions that actually work are even better.
Chechnya’s president is building power in Russia. And his thugs aren't listening to the FSB.
The U.S. military doesn’t exactly have an unblemished record when it comes to promoting democracy. Is there a way to change that?
Toppling dictators isn't enough. Successful revolutions also embrace the rule of law.
How an ex-British prime minister’s sister-in-law, a headhunter’s grandson, dodgy PR firms, and a Malaysian kingpin are colliding in a fight over the future of democracy.
There’s a distinct whiff of desire for political change wafting through the Caucasus.
Why China's military is a threat to its neighbors, but shouldn't concern the United States on its home turf.
China’s new leader has consolidated his power. So what is he going to do with it?