Relying only on the state to implement democratic reforms in Burma is a fool’s errand. But there’s a better way.
This week the world is celebrating Aung San Suu Kyi’s achievements as a pro-democracy activist. Now the question is: Can she finish the job?
President Aquino's anti-corruption program is just what the Philippines economy needs.
The outgoing Mexican president had a golden opportunity to change his country for the better -- and he blew it.
Although the 10 worst failed states don’t necessarily suffer from the same problems, they do share one thing in common: a miserable quality of life for most of their people. And when they’re stacked up against the United States, the meaning of “failure” is devastatingly clear.
What's the best way to detect electoral fraud? You may want to follow the numbers.
The United States doesn't have a monopoly on money in politics.
China's booming bureaucracy lit is part exposé -- and part how-to guide.
Why are Chinese readers so entranced by tales of low-level bureaucratic intrigue?
When Egypt's next rulers finally tackle urgently needed economic reform, they should look to an unlikely model: Iran.
The Justice Department turns up the heat against a resource-rich dictatorship as the State Department helps its leader buff his image.
Hugo Chávez and his leftist allies will leave little behind other than failed economic policies, massive corruption, and shrinking political freedoms.
Yes, Jamie Dimon should lose his seat on the New York Fed board. But why stop there when America's financial regulation is such a mess?
The United States has put up with Pakistan's insidious double game for a decade now. Not anymore.
Why Obama shouldn't use drones to go after Mali's Islamic radical separatists.
As Europe’s biggest sporting tournament kicks off in Ukraine, will political controversy and racism mar the country’s moment in the sun?
Should Americans be worried about the man who might be Egypt's next president: the Muslim Brotherhood's curious second choice, Mohamed Morsi?
A conversation with David Sanger, author of a new book on Obama's secret wars.
Why is the Obama administration using its radio station to attack the Cuban Catholic Church?
Why Cambodia’s opposition faces a steep uphill battle in its effort to oust Prime Minister Hun Sen.
Don't count the tyrants out. They've still got plenty of tricks up their sleeves.
Four Chinese leaders who show just how corrupt the system has become.
China's princelings are running amok. And Bo Xilai is just the tip of the iceberg.
Tunisia’s new government has declared war on sleaze -- but that’s much easier said than done.
What happens when you mix a trashy Europop spectacle with an oil-soaked Caspian dictator?
It's not the booming economy that's about to burst -- it's bigger than that. Social discontent and, yes, income inequality could rip China apart at the seams.