An aggressive Beijing could be very bad news for the bank -- and lots of other Western businesses operating in China.
Not all election monitors are the same: some of them are out to devour democracy.
Tunisia's first suicide bomber in decades managed to kill only himself. But that's little consolation to a people who are fighting to keep their transition on track.
How the obscenely rich are becoming the new dictators of the 21st century.
Middle Eastern dictators love to use their "enlightened" treatment of women to justify their rule. They shouldn't get away with it.
Chinese citizens don't think their government should have a monopoly on rumors.
Forget the single-minded focus on election day. What Azerbaijan needs is support for its civil society.
Russia's decision to charge environmental activists with piracy sets an ominous precedent.
The Kafka-esque story of the U.S. translators being held against their will in a Kuwaiti hangar.
International election monitors are devaluing their verdicts for political reasons. It's time to stop.
Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, the punk band’s most famous member, jolts her compatriots with a description of her life in a Russian penal colony.
The French military intervention and a successful election have given Mali a chance to reboot its democracy. But it's going to be an uphill climb.
The people who live in Russia's troubled North Caucasus republic hope that their new president will make a difference. But the chaos and bloodshed are deepening with every day.
Why some Indians are still fighting back against the country's new biometric ID system.
For years the Houthis have been derided as subversives and separatists. Now they're sitting at the table in Sanaa.
Did the killing of the U.S. ambassador a year ago cast a curse on the city he loved?
The world's most dangerous megacity is the next frontier in the global meth trade.
A slowing economy, an exploding submarine, corruption scandals -- what's happened to India?
Praising Zimbabwe's slightly-less-fraudulent election is like congratulating Anthony Weiner for sending photographs of his genitals to fewer women this year.
Zimbabwe is bouncing back from recent history's most shocking economic slump. Or is it?
Why Transparency International’s flagship corruption index falls short.
Russia’s leading oppositionist has been sentenced to five years in jail. Can the protest movement go on?