How Japan's murky underworld became the patron and power broker of the ruling party that intended to clean up politics.
Yemenis hope that a planned National Dialogue will save the revolution. But what abut the guys with the guns?
How a mayor set out to save a Sicilian city from neglect and Mafia influence.
The new Georgian government's arrests of oppositionists have critics crying foul. But they should let justice run its course.
Mongolia has been doing a remarkable job of managing a natural-resource bonanza. But dangers still lie ahead.
Georgia's president-elect is putting the country in strong danger of losing its hard won democracy.
How a pillar of the old regime in Burma is working to prove his democratic credentials.
How the Communist Party is fiddling while Vietnam burns.
Six ways China's new leader could be the reformer the Chinese have been waiting for.
The good news: Colombia is stable. The bad news: Colombia is stable.
Burma’s ruling party is under stress. Democrats should be careful what they wish for.
A tale of an alleged rape and one woman's futile quest for justice in modern China.
Why corruption is set to become one of the defining political issues of the 21st century.
Longing for the days of Kim Jong Il? Maybe it's time to transfer your affections to the delusional dictator of Equatorial Guinea.
Islamist political parties aren't succeeding in the Middle East because they stand for Islam. It's because they have a well-established political brand.
In the wake of this month’s watershed election in Georgia, a new prime minister and an incumbent president are figuring out how to keep their personal enmity from breaking into open warfare.
It's Hamid Karzai's country now, and not everything is black and white.
The results of Georgia’s parliamentary election caught American pollsters completely off guard. They should have tried asking the right questions.
Authoritarian countries don't seem to be doing well at the knowledge business. That's probably no accident.
Some of the world's bravest dissidents are pursuing their fight against injustice with little attention from the outside world. But that doesn't mean they aren't worth knowing about. Here's a list of remarkable people who rarely make it into the headlines.
As Georgian voters prepare to vote in a crucial parliamentary election, a look back at one of the signature programs of President Mikheil Saakashvili.
The run-up to Georgia's October 1 election has been dirty, demeaning, and rife with abuses of power and allegations of corruption. It’s also the best thing to happen to Georgia in a long time.
Why no one should be surprised that the emerging economic superpower is getting cut back down to size.
Why the president's cabinet reshuffle portends a new move toward reform.