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.
It’s hard to find people who are optimistic about the future of Russian democracy. Leon Aron explains why he’s one of them.
The verdict is in: Bo Xilai's wife is guilty. But the Chinese government's carefully crafted story is full of holes.
For years, Rwanda's budding dictator, Paul Kagame, has gotten away with murder, while winning praise (and billions of dollars) from the West. But is the blind support for this strongman finally drying up?
India ought to consider becoming a constitutional monarchy. After all, it already has a royal family.
A new U.N. report has highlighted Rwanda's responsibility for continuing conflict in the Congo. Washington's inaction is an outrage.
An open letter to the leaders of Eritrea, Afghanistan, Equatorial Guinea, Turkmenistan, Belarus, Sudan, Pakistan, Venezuela, Zimbabwe, and other countries too numerous to list here.
Even as the country around it sinks into a morass of drug-fueled crime, Mexico City has remained surprisingly safe.
The conspiracy theories over the controversial ATF gun-tracking program are flying, and not just in GOP chambers. In Mexico, it's taken as fact that the United States is backing the drug cartels.
It's not just Robert Mugabe's fault the country is such a mess. (Just mostly.)
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.