Natural resources would seem to promise easy money. Welcome to the dark side.
Burma's famous comedian-cum-activist explains why he can forgive but refuses to forget.
Meet Murad Muwafi, the most important man in Egypt you’ve never heard of.
As Georgia's recent experience demonstrates, fighting corruption and building democracy are two different things.
Don't let the Russian economy fool you: It's still all about oil.
Kazakhstan may not be ripe for revolution, but the West is making the same mistakes it made in the Arab world.
Countries around the world are finding that military involvement in private business is a major barrier to reform. But pensioning off CEOs in uniform is easier said than done.
Why the latest news from Malaysia helps to undermine authoritarianism throughout the region.
If the West is really serious about combating corruption in the rest of the world, it can start by cleaning up its own act.
Can a small farming town's remarkable protest against corrupt officials spread across China?
What should America do about the Arab Spring? Not much.
The Syrian leader isn't crazy. He's just doing whatever it takes to survive.
One year on, a team of researchers uncovers the man behind the martyr and the economic roots of the Arab Spring.
Why is the West so willing to look the other way when it comes to the Democratic Republic of the Congo's clearly flawed election results?
In Dubai for medical treatment with coup rumors swirling back home, Asif Ali Zardari's presidency appears to be on its last legs. So what else is new?
Portraits of Russia's would-be revolutionaries -- and their intimate thoughts on Vladimir Putin and the country's dark political future.
Wondering why Hillary Clinton is in Myanmar right now? Hint: it's all about China.
Does the killing of the notorious guerrilla leader Kishenji mean the end of India's four-decade Maoist insurgency, or the beginning of its next chapter?
Liberia's peaceful election has descended into chaos, conspiracy, and violence.
The U.S. government is finally attempting to seize tens of millions of dollars in assets -- including a serious stash of Michael Jackson memorabilia -- from Equatorial Guinea's playboy president-in-waiting. Took long enough.
Three Libyans try to make sense of their country after Qaddafi.
Exclusive: U.S. government targets the $30 million Malibu estate of Equatorial Guinea's playboy president-in-waiting -- and Michael Jackson's glove.
How much has the collapse of Somalia cost the world? $55 billion -- and here's where it went.
Brazil may be rising, but in Rio's favelas, drugs, crime, and killing are a way of life. A Hipstamatic tour -- deep inside the gritty, gang-ridden streets -- where few outsiders dare to tread.
Eight not-so-simple steps to making sure that Libya doesn't repeat Iraq's mistakes.
Seven lessons the world's remaining autocrats can learn from Qaddafi's mistakes.